Donate to AASLH

AASLH believes in connecting history practitioners. We are here to connect you to the field, provide you with resources and support at all stages of your career, and remind you why what you do is important. Donations to our Annual Fund allow us to be responsive to the history community’s needs. Donations power new continuing education programs, efforts to improve diversity and inclusiveness, and help us to promote the relevance of history. These donations are applied to the annual operating budget for existing programs as well as the development of new initiatives.

Our growth depends on your growth. Thank you for your support. 


Contributions to the AASLH Endowment assure the longevity of the organization and provide annual earned income to help sustain programs and operations. Donations are invested to achieve a balance of long-term security and the more immediate budgetary needs of AASLH in providing leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history.

History Leadership Institute Scholarships

The History Leadership Institute offers two forms of scholarship assistance to help defray the cost of attendance for associates admitted to the class. The Denny O’Toole Scholarship funds need-based scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance, often for associates from small institutions. The Diversity Scholarship helps the program maintain a wide range of backgrounds and experiences among each class. See our program page for more details on the History Leadership Institute.

Small Museum Scholarship Fund

The Small Museums Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for individuals employed by small museums to attend AASLH Annual Meeting.

Legacy Society

Through Estate Planning, Legacy Society donors can make planned gifts in their will or trust, or through a variety of estate planning tools.  All estate planning contributions will be deposited into AASLH’s Endowment Fund unless otherwise stated by the donor.  If you are interested in speaking with someone at AASLH about estate planning for AASLH, please contact John Dichtl, President & CEO or call 615-320-3203