|The Measure of an Institution
|...is its ability to weather storms. Be it financial crises, bad leadership, natural
disasters, all institutions must weather them or meet their demise. And when they
die, there are no headstones, no afterlife; they are simply gone.
|As an organization dedicated to history, ASALH knows this very well. During
Woodson's day, ASALH experienced storms--the Great Depression took its toll and
philanthropists designed to steer ASALH from its mission. But Carter G. Woodson,
the father of Black History, and ASALH, persevered through it all. Since
Woodson's passing in 1950, ASALH has weathered many storms, and it still stands
tall and venerable--the oldest, living Black learned society in the world! Give to the
General Fund and help keep the Woodson legacy alive and thriving.
|The Vital Organ
|The General Operating Fund is crucial to ASALH. It's the vital organ. It pays
office and staffing expenses. Through the graciousness of Howard University,
we are presently their campus guest. Our staff is comprised of professionals,
paid student interns, and volunteers who sacrifice because they believe in the
mission of ASALH. Your contribution to the general fund will help to insure
that the day-to-day work continues and improves.