Without your generosity, AHSGR would not be able to provide the extensive resources that are imperative to keeping our German Russian heritage alive. Thank you!
The cost of acquiring, translating and publishing information from Russia and Ukraine is increasing. Maintaining our archives, extensive genealogical and historical collections, and world-class library has become more expensive with rising costs of labor, energy, printing, postage, maintenance and more.
While membership dues, generous donations, and the Endowment Fund managed by the International Foundation of AHSGR provide essential funding for AHSGR programs, additional funds are needed if we are to continue to carry out our mission.
Please consider contributing to AHSGR. Your financial support enables us to better serve you and provides continued support to research our German Russian ancestry for years to come!
Scroll down this page for more information about the options to contribute a financial donation to AHSGR, including Memorial Donations.
How to make a monetary donation to AHSGR?
Choose a campaign listed below to help ensure our work continues! Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it’s a one-time gift, part of a matching gifts program or a Planned Giving Donation.
Your donation may be tax-deductible. AHSGR is a federally registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. As such, monetary donations to AHSGR are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by an individual’s or corporation’s circumstances. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.
Employee Matching Gift Programs. Many companies match charitable donations made by their employees. Some companies continue this benefit for retirees. This is a fantastic way to increase your gift to AHSGR. Please check with your employer to determine if they have a matching gift program.
Consider making a Planned Giving donation. Planned Giving options include outright gifts, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable income lead trusts, IRAs and pension plans, gifts of life insurance, endowment fund gifts, life estate reserved, and bequests and wills. For details on Planned Giving options, contact us at (402) 474-3363 or contact us online.
If you have a unique Donation request, please contact us at (402) 474-3363 or contact us online.
Society Campaigns - American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR)
The Society Operating Fund supports the ongoing operations of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. This critically important funding stream allows us to operate the International Headquarters, library, museum, and campus buildings as well as provides funding for the Society’s business operations.
Your financial contributions also help enhance our facilities and technology capabilities, and digitize our holdings to increase the information available on-line. Your contribution can also be designated towards obtaining ancestral records or translation of documents.
Donations help us to better serve you now and provide sustainability of the Society’s operations for years to come. Join us in keeping our German Russian heritage alive!
The Memorial Fund is available for those who want to honor a family member, friend, or associate who has passed away by giving a financial gift to AHSGR. It is a special way to remember this person and provides a tangible way to honor the deceased.
Your gift makes a positive difference in the operation of AHSGR both now and in the future.
The statue in front of the AHSGR International Headquarters Building in Lincoln, Nebraska, is sculpted from limestone and stands about seven feet high. It depicts a German Russian family who has just arrived in the Americas.
Hundreds of engraved red bricks surround the base of the statue. The sale of these bricks provides funds for Society expenses as well as provides a beautiful brick garden honoring the names of our German Russian ancestors. Be sure and check the bricks for family members and that of John Denver, a famous musician of German Russian ancestry!
Don’t miss this opportunity to honor your parents, grandparents and other family members by purchasing a decorative brick engraved with their names. You may also purchase a brick for your children and grandchildren to remind them of their German-Russian heritage now and in the future.
Individuals and families may purchase a brick for $100. $150 bricks are available for purchase by AHSGR chapters, schools, businesses, organizations and corporations. There is no limit on the number of bricks available for purchase. New bricks are installed quarterly.
Artifact & Library Donations
AHSGR Artifact & Library Donations include antiques, uniforms, books, photos, furniture, articles, clothing, journals or other historical German Russian items. Interested in donating to the AHSGR Museum or Library? We would be honored to add it to our continuously growing collection! However, donation items to the AHSGR Museum and Library follow a specific set of processes. Learn more about Artifact & Library Donations.