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NSDAR General Fund – Area of Greatest Need

Every online donation in support of the General Fund, no matter the size, is vitally important to our work. Your donation to the General Fund will be put to immediate use supporting our vast genealogical resources, as well as our many other initiatives.

For more information, please contact the Office of Development at or (800) 449-1776.

125th Anniversary Commemorative Wristlet

The Office of Development recently mailed out the DAR 125th Anniversary Commemorative Wristlet as a fundraising campaign to a select number of Daughters. If you did not receive yours, you can find all of the information here and make your donation online, or call the Office of Development at (800) 449-1776 to make your donation over the phone. There are a limited number of Wristlets available, so don’t wait.

Minimum online donation of $25

NSDAR General Fund

President General’s Message to Daughters August 2015:


It’s 2 p.m., August 2, 1975.

Mary dashes out the door in excited anticipation. The postman has just arrived and her heart is pounding. She’s been waiting for weeks for the last piece of the puzzle.

She nervously leafs through the pile of mail and her face lights up. Finally! She tears open the envelope and, much to her delight, finds a copy of the Bible record that she requested from the DAR Genealogical Library.

The final hurdle has been cleared.

Mary now holds the last document needed to complete her application. After so many months…very soon, she’ll be a Daughter of the American Revolution!

As a devoted Daughter yourself, I am certain you can feel Mary’s excitement! Like you, she had a passion to learn about her patriot ancestors. Like you, she wanted to uncover her very own American story. Like you, she was thrilled to join the ranks of women devoted to preserving and protecting America’s celebrated heritage.

But since Mary’s day, so much has changed here. Research is certainly much faster and easier now. The proof of that is located at our Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The DAR is home to one of the most sophisticated genealogical resource centers in the nation. Here, we are delighted to provide people from across the nation with more state-of-the-art tools to help them discover, explore and document the lives of their ancestors. But important advancements like these are only made possible because of gifts to the NSDAR General Fund. As a dedicated Daughter, you provide these amazing resources. You should be very proud of that fact!

Genealogy isn’t just a hobby. It’s an important link to the past – a connection to our ancestors who fought so bravely and worked so hard to plant the seeds of this great nation. And by providing these vast resources, we are preserving and protecting these precious ancestral stories for future generations to embrace and cherish.

Won’t you please consider making a generous donation to the General Fund to continue your support of these important resources as well as other critical DAR initiatives?

Exploring family lineage is such a worthwhile endeavor for individuals, families and whole communities. In fact, a recent study showed that involvement in family history research leads to more active involvement in volunteer work, voting and even public affairs!

I would say promoting that type of activity bodes well for America’s future!

You and I both know that our nation faces considerable challenges in the years ahead.  But with perseverance, dedication and a determined will to keep America the nation envisioned by our Founding Fathers, America will continue to be a beacon of light and hope throughout the world.

It is a great privilege to continue with you on the path forged by our patriot ancestors. I look to the future with great hope as we …

Celebrate America!
Lynn Forney Young

P.S. Your gift will be put to immediate use, funding projects that promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Thank you and God bless!


Allow us the opportunity to recognize your commitment to the General Fund.

Donations to the General Fund may be recognized annually through the 1890 Annual Giving Circle. Click HERE to see how you can become a member of this important Recognition Society.


Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Office of Development at or (800) 449-1776.

If you would like to donate by phone, please call the National Society Office of Development at (800) 449-1776. If you would like to donate by check, please click here for a printable form (PDF).