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The American Dialect Society gratefully accepts your donations to fund its annual support of rising scholars.

Your gifts to this nonprofit organization provide a bridge between the established scholars of today (you) and the soon-to-be-established scholars of tomorrow.

You can help fund:

Presidential Honorary Memberships. Each year the American Dialect Society president awards three honorary memberships. Recipients are given four years of complimentary membership and recognition at the annual luncheon. Any student, graduate or undergraduate, is eligible. Any American Dialect Society member may nominate a candidate by sending an explanatory letter of recommendation to Relevant attachments may be included with the recommendation.

Travel Grants for Students. Each year, the society awards a number of travel grants of $500 to students whose papers have been chosen for the program. For certain students, this grant can make the difference between attending and not attending the conference.

Annual Luncheon. During its annual conference, the society hosts an all-invited plated luncheon to which students are invited at little to no cost to them. This allows the students to mingle with scholars from other schools and organizations, at all career levels, and to see themselves as part of our larger community of scholars. Your contribution helps make their attendance at the luncheon possible.

You may also send donations by check to:

American Dialect Society
c/o Executive Director Julie Roberts
51 Muddy Dog Run
Essex Junction, VT 054752

Your gifts to our nonprofit organization may be tax-deductible; please confer with your tax advisor to know for sure.

Keep our Federal tax ID number for your records: #63-6022420.

The Friends of the American Dialect Society comprises high-level supporters who contribute more than $100 annually. To join this special friends organization, find out more here.

Bequests and Planned Giving

Planned giving is a wonderful way for you to leave behind a legacy that ensures the long-term continuation of the American Dialect Society. Scholars can leave behind not only their own contributions to the field, but also ensure the contributions of other scholars for years to come.

With your estate plans or bequest, you are sustaining the society’s ability to advance the fields of linguistics and sociolinguistics, among others, and helping maintain the strength of a community of learners and educators.

To let us know about your will or estate plans that may benefit the society, email All inquiries about estate planning, planned giving, legacy gifts, etc., will be handled confidentially and do not obligate you in any way.

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