SAH Annual Fund

Your gift to the Annual Fund provides the Society of Architectural Historians with critical unrestricted funds to carry out our day-to-day operations. Thank you for supporting our mission to promote the study, interpretation, and conservation of the built environment worldwide for the benefit of all. SAH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS laws.

Ways to Give

There are several ways to help support the Society of Architectural Historians. SAH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible in the U.S. according to IRS laws.

Outright gifts of cash are fully tax-deductible. Gifts may be made online (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, bank transfer) or by check made payable to SAH and mailed to 1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL, 60610. Unrestricted contributions to the SAH Annual Fund are preferred as this allows us to apply those funds to the areas of greatest need. SAH accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds.

If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift to us electronically. Contact Beth Eifrig at to receive instructions for transferring your gift of securities and to provide donor information and stock transfer details.

Individuals aged 70.5 years 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 has been made from your account.

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 your employer offers such a program, please consider SAH for the matching gift.

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 Ben Thomas at

Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Tax ID: 20-2507723

Donor Recognition

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

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