Support SAH

Guardian Building (credit David Schalliol)

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 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. Your contribution will provide resources for SAH members at all levels of their careers, including graduate students, contingent faculty, and underserved professionals, whose work enriches our understanding of the built environment. Gifts may be made in honor of or in tribute to an individual.

Read our 2021 Annual Appeal Letter

SAH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; your contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS laws.

Ways to Give to SAH

Donations of Cash
Outright gifts of cash are fully tax-deductible. Gifts may be made by check made payable to SAH or charged to a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, either online or mailed to SAH. Unrestricted contributions to the Annual Fund are preferable so that SAH can apply those funds where they are most needed.  SAH accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds.

Gifts of Securities
If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift to us electronically.  Contact Development Director Carolyn Garrett at to receive instructions to transfer your gift of securities, provide donor information and stock transfer details.

IRA Charitable Distributions
Individuals age 70 1/2 and older can make a direct transfer of funds from their IRA to a qualified charitable organization such as SAH. Contact your tax advisor for details and please let SAH know when a disbursement is on the way from your account.

Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers will match charitable contributions to SAH with an equal or higher amount to that of their employee, board member, retiree, or employee’s spouse. If a matching gifts program is available, please consider SAH for the matching gift.

Planned Gifts
Create your long-term legacy and help ensure the future of the Society of Architectural Historians through a deferred gift. Planned gifts or estate plans may include a bequest to SAH in your will, your IRA, making SAH a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, transferring real estate or stocks, or other deferred contributions. For more information on planned giving, or to discuss the aspirations for your legacy, please contact Executive Director, Pauline Saliga at

Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, IL 60611
     Tax ID: 20-2507723
Questions? Contact Carolyn Garrett at
or 312-573-1365

Donor Recognition

The SAH Board and staff thanks its donors for their support of our mission and educational programs.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610