President’s Council 

 

AHS members who make leadership gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized through membership in the AHS President’s Council.

President’s Council members’ charitable gifts provide funds that support everything from internships and the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, to national awards and the stewardship of River Farm.

Levels of Support

 

In consideration of their generosity, the American Horticultural Society is pleased to offer President’s Council members a range of opportunities for recognition and involvement.

Join the President’s Council or renew your lapsed membership now!

If you would like to speak to someone during business hours about membership in the President’s Council, please call Susan Klejst, Director of Development & Engagement, at (703) 768-5700 ext. 127, or send an email inquiry to sklejst@ahsgardening.org.

Annual Trip for President’s Council members

Our 2020 President’s Council annual trip will take place in Santa Barbara, California from February 24-28. Highlights include Aloes in Wonderland, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Casa del Herrero, and Lotusland. View the brochure for complete details. Participants will stay at the Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore Santa Barbara, a tropical retreat featuring Santa Barbara’s second largest tree and 75 different species of palms. Reserve your space on this exclusive tour.

If you are interested in joining the President’s Council and attending the PC tour, please contact the Development office at development@ahsgardening.org or call (703) 768-5700 ext. 127 or ext. 132.

President’s Council Membership Benefits 

President’s Council members receive full AHS membership benefits for one year.

In addition, the following benefits are exclusive to Council members on an annual basis:

  • Council lapel pin (first year of membership)
  • Recognition in The American Gardener
  • Recognition in the AHS Annual Report
  • Recognition on the Philanthropic Wall of Honor at the Society’s River Farm headquarters
  • Invitation to travel with the AHS President on the annual President’s Council tour of a U.S. garden region
  • Two issues each year of Garden Clippings, our AHS Insider newsletter
  • Invitations to the AHS Annual Great American Gardeners Awards and the Annual Gala
  • Special invitations to select River Farm events
  • Free copy of the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide
  • 20% discount on merchandise in the AHS Garden Shop on specified Council member appreciation days
  • Special Council membership card

The AHS is pleased to offer President’s Council members additional benefits, recognition, and involvement opportunities with participation at one of five giving circle levels:

Council Member’s Circle ($1,000 – $2,499 per year)

  • Two complimentary gift memberships per year

Sustainer’s Circle ($2,500 – $4,999 per year)

  • A specially arranged guided tour of the Society’s River Farm headquarters with the AHS President and River Farm Horticulturist
  • Two complimentary gift memberships per year

Haupt Circle ($5,000-$9,999 per year)

  • Priority advance reservation opportunities for AHS Travel Study Program tours
  • A specially arranged guided tour of the Society’s River Farm headquarters with the AHS President and River Farm Horticulturist
  • Two complimentary gift memberships per year

Liberty Hyde Bailey Circle ($10,000-$24,999 per year)

  • An autographed gardening book (a different title each year)
  • Priority advance reservation opportunities for AHS Travel Study Program tours
  • A specially arranged guided tour of the Society’s River Farm headquarters with the AHS President and River Farm Horticulturist
  • Two complimentary gift memberships per year

Founder’s Circle ($25,000 or more per year)

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Great American Gardeners Awards banquet
  • An autographed gardening book (a different title each year)
  • Priority advance reservation opportunities for AHS Travel Study Program tours
  • A specially arranged guided tour of the Society’s River Farm headquarters with the AHS President and River Farm Horticulturist
  • Two complimentary gift memberships per year