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Support SAH's Educational Mission



The Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. Your donation helps us carry out our educational mission and foster meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national, and international programs. SAH is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


“This is one of the most important cultural organizations worldwide that needs our support. For anyone who cares about the built environment, its history, and preservation, I urge you to contribute now to support its mission.”

Steven D. Hearst
SAH Member since 1977 / Life Member since 2011


  • SAH Annual Fund: Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund help SAH carry out its overall work and programming. Annual Fund contributions also help us maintain affordable membership and conference fees.
  • SAH Archipedia: SAH Archipedia is an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture and landscapes, created in partnership with the University of Virginia Press. Currently, SAH must raise $40,000 for SAH Archipedia before August 31, which will be matched 1:1 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to create new content for the SAH Archipedia site.
  • Buildings of the United States (BUS): Developed by SAH, Buildings of the United States is a series of thoroughly illustrated state-by-state reference and guidebooks on the architecture of the United States. Written by local and national scholars, the books provide an authoritative, detailed history of American architecture from past to present. To date, 25 books in the series have been published.
  • Charnley-Persky House Museum Fund (CPH): SAH’s headquarters, Charnley-Persky House, was designed in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and his young draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright. Charnley-Persky House is considered a pivotal work of modern American architecture. Your donations to CPH support our ongoing maintenance and restoration efforts of this National Historic Landmark. Learn more about CPH and view the tour schedule at charnleyhouse.org.
  • Annual Conference Fellowships: Each year, SAH awards more than 40 fellowships and grants to members that assist with travel, research, and publication expenses for their work. SAH has the following named fellowships honoring esteemed members to which donors can contribute:

Rosann S. Berry Annual Conference Fellowship
Established in 1982, the Berry fellowship supports travel of an advanced graduate student member of SAH to deliver their paper at the SAH Annual International Conference.

George R. Collins Annual Conference Fellowship 
Established in 1993, the Collins fellowship supports the travel of an international scholar to present a paper on a nineteenth- or twentieth-century topic at the SAH Annual International Conference. 

Spiro Kostof Annual Conference Fellowship
Established in 1998, the Kostof fellowship supports travel of an advanced graduate student member of SAH to deliver their paper at the SAH Annual International Conference.

  • Planned Gifts: Making a planned gift to the Society of Architectural Historians helps ensure the future of SAH, and establishes your legacy as well. Planned Gifts can take many forms, including bequests, contributions from retirement funds, charitable trust disbursements, and more. Planned giving maximizes the tax benefits of your charitable giving while allowing you to make a gift you may not have thought possible. To make a planned gift to SAH, please contact Pauline Saliga at psaliga@sah.org, or Carolyn Garrett at cgarrett@sah.org or 312-573-1365.


DONOR RECOGNITION


The Board of Directors and SAH staff thanks its donors for their gifts to support our mission and educational programs during the period from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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