Tending our Herbal Legacy
89 years ago, seven women in Boston formed a study group that grew into The Herb Society of America. We count August 23 as our Founders’ Day—our birthday—and we celebrate those women, their vision, and all the members since 1933 who have poured their energies, ideas, and resources into our herbal community.
The seven founders planted the first seeds; we invite you to nurture HSA's future by joining the Founders’ Circle, our planned giving society. Founders' Circle members recognize that HSA offers them enjoyment, education, and community and they want to share that with the future. Naming HSA in their estate plans ensures that the herbal legacy begun by our founders remains strong. We invite all members to make HSA a part of their personal legacy.
There are several simple ways to leave a legacy while supporting herbal education:
- You can make a bequest through your will, trust or retirement plan (IRA, 401K.)
- You can make HSA a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
You can also make a donation while realizing certain tax benefits:
- You can donate stock (appreciated securities) to HSA.
- You may be able to donate directly from your retirement account, using a technique called a qualified charitable distribution.
Connecting the herbal community to knowledge and each other, encouraging children to discover herb gardening, funding herbal research - Founders' Circle members benefit every program and project we undertake and honor the traditions of herbal education. If you are interested in learning more, simply contact us below. If your estate plans include HSA, you are already a member of The Founders' Circle and we would love to recognize your kindness by listing you among the Circle members.
HSA does not offer financial or legal advice. We encourage you to contact your advisor before making any charitable decisions.