Please use this item to enter a custom donation amount to the ADS Server fund.
Enter a number in the "Quantity" area which will be multiplied by $1.00.
For example a "Quantity" of 75 donates ( 75 x $1.00 ) or $75.00 dollars.
Your donation will be part of the money needed to purchase new ADS servers. The current server has become unstable and requires much support to keep it operational. It came to our attention that the computer equipment that supports ADS Internet services including Daffnet, Daffseek, DaffTube, Dafflibrary, and our email services is now 8 years old. Corporations typically operate and amortize servers over five years. As a nonprofit organization with limited funds, our policy is to operate servers longer.
Our goal is to raise $25,000, by year end. The funds will be used to replace the current server and provide a reliable back-up system. Should the funds raised exceed the amount needed, the excess funds will be held in a special account designated for Internet services. These funds will not be intermingled with funds for the normal ADS operating budget.
One of the great strengths of the ADS is our web presence. These on-line tools are the envy of many plant societies. The ADS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, charitable organization supported by donations and memberships.