Linda Burg Sacramento Old City Cemetery
David Dawn Memorial Garden
Harvey Feinstein Rambling Rose

Why your gift matters...

The generosity of donors like you provides ongoing annual support for the American Rose Society member focused programs and services.

Planned gifts help to ensure the future of our 127-year-old organization, the oldest, national, single-plant horticultural society in the country, whose mission is promotion and appreciation of America’s National Floral Emblem, the rose.



As with most membership organizations, dues from ARS members make up less than 40 percent of our annual operating budget. In order to accomplish our mission, we must raise the remainder of funds from business operations and through contributions. With the leadership of key ARS  volunteers, the Annual Fund has grown from a mere handful of dedicated donors to hundreds of individuals who give generously to support the important work of ARS. Thank you. 


Jon Corkern,

Executive Director


Gift Recognition Levels

Friend: $1 - $99

Donor: $100 - $199
Patron: $200 - $999
Steward: $1,000 - $4,999
Sustainer: $5,000 - $9,999
Benefactor: $10,000 and above


One Patron pin per donation will be sent to those donating at or above the $200 Patron level in a given year.


Matching Contributions: *Some employers will match your contribution to ARS.  Please check the list of companies or contact your human resources department for more information.



Perpetual Blooming Program: Support the American Rose Society with a scheduled credit card donation. You choose the donation amount and frequency; monthly or quarterly. 



Legacy Giving — ARS Heritage Members

Philanthropy is a tradition of giving and sharing that is a voluntary action for the common good. Including ARS in your will, designating ARS as beneficiary of an insurance policy, IRA or 401K, or making a gift through other various estate planning vehicles, ensures your legacy for future generations. 

We recognize our very generous donors for their current and deferred planned giving philanthropy as ARS Heritage Members. We invite you to make a difference by joining these donors and becoming a Charter ARS Heritage Member as well.


Planned Gifts can be directed to the following areas:

  • For General Purposes of the organization

  • ARS Endowment Trust — Provides funds for society operations.

  • ARS Maintenance Endowment Trust — Supports the gardens of the American Rose Center.

  • ARS Education Endowment Trust — Provides funds for the development, publication and distribution of education materials on the culture of the rose, the establishment and advancement of local rose societies and otherwise for the benefit of the ARS.

  • ARS Research Endowment Trust — Provides funds for research on the historical origin, identification, breeding and culture of the rose and otherwise for the benefit of the ARS.

Confidentiality Policy/Donor Bill of Rights

Additional information, plus free, confidential consultation with our experienced staff is available on these and other estate and gift planning topics. Please contact Lucy Medvec, National Director of Development or Jon Corkern, Executive Director at the American Rose Society, (800)637-6534,  to learn more about how we can be of assistance to you. We also urge all donors to consult with your financial and legal advisors for a full discussion of the implications of any planned gift.

All Rights Reserved. American Rose Society. Copyright 2019

David Dawn Memorial Garden