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Sustaining Supporters are Daughters, Chapters and friends of DAR who are some of our most dedicated advocates. Sustaining Supporters care deeply about investing in the work of DAR and do so by contributing each month through automatic monthly gifts via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from their bank account or a credit card charge.

NOTE: If you are currently a Sustaining Supporter and would like to make changes to your monthly giving profile, CLICK HERE to make updates online or call the Office of Development at (800) 449-1776 during office hours, to make your updates over the phone.

Become a SUSTAINING SUPPORTER today! Click the "Sign-up NOW" button to sign up online – it’s safe, secure and easy to do. Or call the Office of Development at 800-449-1776 to sign up over the phone. (Note: the “Donate Now” area to the right is for one-time donations only, and will not sign you up as a Sustaining Supporter.)

Why Become a Sustaining Supporter

Your monthly gift provides DAR the necessary resources to continuously support and grow our mission of preserving history for today and tomorrow. Your monthly donation provides a reliable source of revenue to ensure that our nation’s stories are told for generations to come. When you become a Sustaining Supporter, you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference for so many each and every day!

It’s simple and convenient! Plus, you tailor your commitment to meet your needs. Give at one of the suggested levels or create your own by selecting how much you would like to contribute each month. As a Sustaining Supporter, you are also able to divide your monthly gift between any number of different funds.* As an added benefit, if you choose to support the General Fund through your monthly gifts, your Sustaining Supporter contributions could qualify you for recognition in the 1890 Annual Giving Circle.

Click HERE to see how making regular monthly donations to the General Fund is the most convenient way to qualify for recognition in the 1890 Annual Giving Circle!

*Up to 8 different funds, $5 minimum per fund, per month

Benefits of Becoming a Sustaining Supporter

  • The program is flexible and easy to join.
  • You have complete control over your donations.
  • You choose which funds you wish to support. (Up to 8 different funds.)
  • Updates and changes can now be made ONLINE, any time, day or night.
  • Earning your access to donation recognition pins has never been more convenient.
  • The 1890 Annual Giving Circle recognition is easily attainable by ensuring that the minimum donation is met each and every year.
  • Donations to the Guardian Trust Campaign can now be made through Sustaining Supporter. (NOTE: Ongoing Sustainer designations will not count towards the payoff of your existing pledge.)
  • All monthly gifts count toward your Heritage Club total AND other recognition pin minimums.
  • Being a Sustaining Supporter is the most reliable way to help make a DAR difference and continue the mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.
  • All active Sustaining Supporters earn Chapter Achievement points for your Chapter every year.

EFT is A Great Option!

Signing up via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank account is a great option. Having funds directed from your bank account not only helps avoid issues with changing credit card account numbers and expiration dates, but the EFT option allows DAR to process monthly donations without incurring credit card processing fees. This means that more of your gift goes to support the programs of your choice.

Already a Sustainer? You can also switch from credit cards to EFT any time. CLICK HERE to access the Sustainer Portal to make the change yourself, or call us at (800) 449-1776 to make the switch to EFT over the phone.

States and Chapters Receive Recognition at Congress!

CLICK HERE to see the Daughters Newsletter article showcasing the awards for Sustaining Supporter participation at the 127th Continental Congress. 

Official Recognition Pin

You are eligible to purchase the official Sustaining Supporter pin after the completion of your sign-up and first payment. Following the first year of consecutive monthly giving, you will receive the Sustaining Supporter one-year charm. After that, you will be eligible for additional charms for uninterrupted monthly giving.

Examples of How the Program Works