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

    Their 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.

    President’s Council

    Levels of Support

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

    Click on the links below to join the AHS President's Council, or contact us at development@ahs.org or (703) 768-5700.

    The 2016 President's Council annual tour of a U.S. garden region will be in Chicagoland, May 17-21. President's Council members will receive invitations soon.

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

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

    • Council lapel pin
    • 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 the annual Council tour of a U.S. garden region
    • Three 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
    • Invitation to participate in semi-annual Town Hall discussions with the AHS Board Chair
    • 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 several additional benefits and opportunities for recognition and involvement with five giving circles:

    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 Executive Director 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 Executive Director 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 new 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 Executive Director 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
    • An autographed gardening book (a new 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 Executive Director and River Farm Horticulturist
    • Two complimentary gift memberships per year