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Historical Preservation

DAR Library
Friends of the Library

Donations to Friends of the Library support the purchase of special equipment, furniture, out-of-print or special books, and other important materials for new and existing library resources and programs. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200. Donate Now.

Life Member

Originally established in 1983 to upgrade specific infrastructure in the NSDAR Library, donations to DAR Library Life Member now support the important work of the Friends of the Library initiatives, and are recognized with a distinct pin. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200. Donate Now.

Friends of Seimes Technology Center

Donations to Friends of Seimes Technology Center are used to support the Library’s online subscription costs for certain genealogical databases, and to expand and strengthen the DAR Library’s collection of microfilm and microfiche (microforms) useful for genealogical research and verification of membership applications.  With increasing access to this information through the internet, donations to this fund will continue to provide resources to an ever growing number of researchers. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100. Donate Now.

Genealogical research
Friends of Genealogy

During this time of increased applications and overall interest in DAR membership, donations to Friends of Genealogy support the work of the Office of the Registrar General and the Genealogy Department as they verify record numbers of applications and supplementals, and guide prospective members on qualifying documentation. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.  Donate Now.

Membership Challenge

Donations to Membership Challenge help the Office of the Registrar General process applications and supplementals in a variety of ways, including helping to secure online resources for genealogists.  Gifts of $500 or more are recognized with a numbered pin from Hamilton Jewelers, pictured, and inclusion in a listing on the NSDAR web site. Donate Now.

DAR Museum
Friends of DAR Museum

As we continue to tell our story, it is important that we add to our collection of important pieces.  Donations to Friends of DAR Museum make these targeted acquisitions and accompanying education programs possible. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200. Donate Now.

Museum Adopt an Object

Donations to Adopt-an-Object ensure the preservation of the DAR Museum’s collection so future generations will continue to enjoy, study, and learn from these objects. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100. Donate Now.

Museum Keeper

Donations to Museum Keeper (the British term for curator) support the acquisition of important objects to the DAR Museum’s collection. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $500. Donate Now.

DAR Americana Collection
Button Gwinnett

Originally established to support the Americana Collection’s purchase of the Button Gwinnett signature document in 2002, donations to this fund are now used to support the Friends of the Americana Collection. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200.  Donate Now.

Friends of Americana Collection 

Originally established in recognition its 50th anniversary, donations to Friends of Americana Collection support NSDAR’s manuscript and imprint collection. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.  Donate Now.

Friends of American History 

Since 2003, the American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest continue to provide opportunities for DAR to call attention to the importance of American history.  Donations to Friends of American History provide important funding for these nation-wide contests. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100. Donate Now.

NSDAR Archives Collection

Maintained by the Office of the Historian General, the Archives houses the inactive records created in the course of business by the National Society.  Holdings include correspondence, meeting minutes, project files, photographs, and objects, such as DAR pins.  Donations to the NSDAR Archives Collection are used to acquire material and conserve the collection, the sole repository of NSDAR history. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100. Donate Now.

Education

Friends of American Indian Scholarship

Native Americans have helped shape our nation through their hardships of survival, religious ceremonies, and social and political contributions.  Donations to Friends of American Indian Scholarship support the two Indian Schools, Bacone and Chemawa, the American Indian Youth Summer Camp program, and scholarships. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200.  Donate Now.

Friends of DAR Scholarship

Donations to Friends of DAR Scholarship support the variety of scholarships NSDAR rewards through our DAR Scholarship Committee.  Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend, or plan to attend, an accredited college or university in the United States. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200. Donate Now.

Friends of DAR Schools

The DAR schools encompass a variety of programs promoting education to special needs students, including those with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, adult illiteracy and children in family crises.  Through donations to Friends of DAR Schools, we also serve thousands of other eager students, from pre-school through college, who need a place to learn to fulfill their potential. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200. Donate Now.

Friends of Junior Membership

Donations to Friends of Junior Membership benefit Junior Member Projects at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School or Tamassee DAR School. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.  Donate Now.

Patriotism

DAR Project Patriot

Donations to DAR Project Patriot support America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad.  At the national level, DAR support is focused on two groups: women serving in the military and the wounded military personnel. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.  Donate Now.

Friends of Junior American Citizens

Donations to Friends of Junior American Citizens support furthering American school children’s appreciation of the principles of our democratic government and for our great country, through clubs and contests. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.  Donate Now.

Friends of Veterans 

Donations to Friends of Veterans support three awards sponsored by the DAR Service for Veterans Committee in order to promote service to veterans nation-wide: Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award, Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award, and Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award.  Their work continues to encourage others to serve our veterans. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.   Donate Now.

American Spirit

Friends of American Spirit 

Donations to Friends of American Spirit benefit the DAR Magazine Endowment Fund, and serve to increase subscriptions for our award-winning publication, American Spirit. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100 + the purchase of five (5) new subscriptions.  Donate Now. 

Friends of DAR Magazine 

Donations to Friends of DAR Magazine support the general production needs of our award-winning publication that features articles about history, genealogy, patriotism, and education. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100. Donate Now. 

The National Society

Friends of Property Maintenance

Donations to Friends of Property Maintenance ensure that all aspects (interior and exterior) of the NSDAR headquarters complex are maintained throughout the year so we provide a good environment for our many visitors, including the thousands of Daughters we host at our annual meeting. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $200.  Donate Now.

Investment Trust Fund 

Donations to Investment Trust Fund support the general needs and work of the Society, including the maintenance of its properties. In order to be eligible to purchase the pin, there is a minimum one-time donation of $100.   Donate Now.

*Library Life Member is a special recognition for $200 donations made to the Library. It is not a DAR membership category.