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 Support the ASLA Library and Education Advocacy Fund
Contributions to the ASLA Fund are tax deductible

The ASLA Library and Education Advocacy Fund (ASLA Fund), is the 501(c)3 foundation of the ASLA. It seeks to expand the body of knowledge of the landscape architecture profession, to promote the value of landscape architecture, and to increase public understanding of environmental and land use issues and principles.

ASLA’s chapter trustees are voting members of the ASLA Fund. ASLA’s elected officers are also elected each year to serve as the Board of Directors of the ASLA Fund. ASLA’s executive vice president serves as its president, and the chair of the ASLA Fund Board of Directors is the immediate past-president of ASLA.

The ongoing programs that fall under the umbrella of the ASLA Fund are:

  • Education Programs 
  • Professional Practice Library
  • Honors & Awards
  • Career Discovery

In addition, other ongoing and new special projects include: the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™)*; headquarters green roof research and promotion; the public awareness site of ASLA.org; a study of the economic impact of the profession; and the ASLA prints and drawings collection.

Contributing to the ASLA Fund

Make a contribution to the ASLA Fund. ASLA members may easily contribute to the ASLA Fund annually through their annual dues invoices, which include a suggested $25 donation check off. Many members contribute larger amounts either personally or through their firms. For additional information on contributing to the ASLA Fund, please contact Ann Looper, Managing Director of Publishing and Resource Development, at 202-216-2369 or alooper@asla.org

Support the ASLA Fund with GoodShop and GoodSearch

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Choose from hundreds of top retailers such as Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, Sears, BestBuy, Nordstrom, and more. Make your travel plans through 
GoodShop via Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, and more. The average donation is 3 percent of the purchase price.

GoodSearch, powered by Yahoo!, also benefits the ASLA Fund with an average of one penny per search. While this may not sound like much, when multiplied by the more than 15,000 ASLA members and staff who search and make purchases online, the donation can be significant.

*The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.