Our year-end donation drive begins December 14th and ends on December 31st. Please help us protect a habitat, fund a student researcher, establish crucial orchid reserves, conserve a volatile ecosystem, save rare and unique publications and resources that inform, inspire and educate. We NEED your support!
"Since its founding, the AOS has been the world’s foremost authority on orchids—and I’d like it to stay that way. Making monthly donations provides support for an array of projects that broadens members’ orchid-growing knowledge and skills, deepens their understanding of orchid breeding and identification and advances their interest in orchid preservation."
"No person is an island. We live in communities and when we support them, they flourish. That support can be in the form of volunteering or donating funds or donating such things as historically important books to the AOS Library. Whether you donate time or money, each step of involvement is a gift not just to an organization like the AOS, but a gift to yourself as well: you are standing up and and saying, yes, I am an active member of this community, I am involved! As orchid community members, we all need to "make it happen" to help the AOS reach even higher levels in accomplishing their mandate mission and enriching the orchid experience for all of us. I have done that and I hope you will too!"
Harry Gallis, M.D
"There are many reasons I donate to the AOS - Orchids Magazine, our website, its support of local orchid societies - but my greatest passion is the finest judging program in the orchid world. It affords me the chance to contribute to an ever expanding database of exceptional orchids and in so doing to interact with orchid growers from the entire country and beyond - a great opportunity to teach and learn. A strong AOS means a strong judging program."
Doris H. Asher
"Initially, my husband and I joined the American Orchid Society because we were looking for information on growing our orchids well. Now, after so many years, I consider the orchid world, and specifically the American Orchid Society, my 'family'. I continue with my AOS activities because I really like the people with whom I interact as we do our AOS work together."