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Ensuring the American Dream for Future Generations

Join Horatio Alger Members in their commitment to uphold and advance the mission of the Association through financial support for its scholarship programs and services for young people who have critical financial need and have faced severe adversities. With the benefits of a college education, supported by the Horatio Alger Association, today’s youth can become tomorrow’s leaders.  

Donor benefits and recognition vary based on program support and giving level, but may include: 

  • Recognition in print publications, such as the Annual Report, National Scholars Conference program, Only In America book, and research publications. 

  • Recognition in event-specific print materials and remarks. 

  • Recognition in press releases, social media, electronic newsletters, and on the Association’s website.

  • Engagement opportunities with Horatio Alger Members and Scholars through invitations to the annual Awards Induction Ceremonies and at other special programs throughout the year. 


General contributions support the Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs and services. We accept contributions by check, wire, stock, or securities transfer. 

Please make checks payable to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.and mail with a completed General Contribution Pledge Form to:

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314

You may restrict your contribution(s) to fund our existing scholarship programs or sponsor a specialized scholarship tailored to your preferences.

To invest in our scholarship programs, please contact us.

Support the Horatio Alger Association’s educational programs by joining one of the following Giving Clubs.

  • President’s Club—pledge $100,000 per year for five years ($500,000)   
  • Founder’s Club—pledge $20,000 per year for five years ($100,000)                     
  • Chairman’s Club—pledge $10,000 per year for five years ($50,000) 

To join our Giving Clubs, submit a Pledge Form by email or fax at (703) 548-3822.

Educational programs are the primary focus of the Horatio Alger Association. Sponsorship of the Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremonies represent more than 50 percent of the annual funding to underwrite these programs.

For details on sponsorship levels and benefits, contact our Awards Committee.

The Horatio Alger Endowment Fund is a separate 501(c)(3) charitable organization, managed by a committee appointed by the President of the Association. Contributions to the Endowment Fund are invested today to ensure the the Association’s educational programs in perpetuity. 

To contribute to our Endowment Fund, submit a Donation Form by email or fax at (703) 548-3822.

Your employer may match your gift—whether you’re currently working or retired. Participating in such a program can double the impact of your investment. Please contact your company’s human resources office for information.

If you give to the Horatio Alger Association, you will enjoy an income tax benefit. But you may also receive another tax advantage if you use appreciated stock; the capital gains tax on the appreciation of in market value is essentially waived. Making a gift of stock from your investment account is easy. Just instruct your broker to transfer the shares to Horatio Alger Association. 

Please contact us for more information on transferring shares in the form of certificates, and to let us know that your gift is in process. Many times, transfers are made without a name attached and we want to ensure like to match your name with your gift. We will use the date that the shares enter the Association’s account as your gift date, and credit you with the average market value on that date. 


Financial Reports

Below are links to the Horatio Alger Association’s (HAA) and the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund’s (HAEF) financial reports. Please click on the link to download the document. 

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