AEA Giving Campaign

 Every gift plays a critical role in supporting the future of AEA education and programs.

The American Evaluation Association giving campaign fosters an inclusive, diverse, and international community of practice. The donations from our member community enable AEA to advance the Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program, Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship and awards for conference attendance, such as the International Travel Awards and Student Awards. In addition, your donations help AEA address immediate needs and emerging priorities of the evaluation community and allows AEA to evolve and prepare for the future.

Your gift to AEA helps our association serve as the professional home for 5,000+ evaluation professionals.

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We understand if you are unable to give to AEA financially. You can still support the association through volunteer efforts and key introductions to potential exhibitors or sponsors. Contact AEA directly for more information about these options.

The George Julnes Scholarship

The family and friends of Dr. George Julnes and AEA are pleased to introduce the George Julnes Endowed Social Betterment Conference Award, an endowed award established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. George Julnes. George had a distinguished career in program evaluation and contributed outstanding service to AEA, including as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Evaluation. 

This award will be given annually to recognize one or more accepted paper proposals to be presented at the AEA annual conference. The award(s) will help fund emerging evaluators' participation and presentation at the conference. Your donation can help support this award.

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Who You Are Supporting

The programs you are helping include the Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program, Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship, International Travel Awards, and the George Julnes Scholarship. In addition, your supports allows AEA to offer year-round education and programing for the evaluation community. 

When you donate to AEA, you are supporting the professional home for 5,000+ evaluation professionals. Your gift advances the career development of underrepresented communities and those new to the field.

“My GEDI experience has impacted my career by connecting me to individuals and a community of practice that embedded evaluation thinking in the needs of people and communities of color.  The internship gave me the opportunity to consider the role of evaluation in social change, social justice, and issues of access, opportunity, and power—all through the lens of culture and context. It was essential in helping me to shape, inform, and articulate my ideological commitment and practice as an evaluator.”  - Maurice Samuels
Learn more about Maurice Samuels. 

“I joined AEA initially as a student during my years at Claremont Graduate University as a way to learn more about evaluation and connect with others in the field of evaluation. I remain a member for the wealth of resources, networking opportunities, and sense of community that AEA brings.” - Rebecca Heilman

“One of my biggest regrets is not joining AEA earlier. The first day I logged on, I was in awe of the amount of resources available to me. I could continue my education through online journals, on-demand courses, topical blogs, and webinars. I could network through the various discussion boards and topical interest groups offered. I gained access to a list of careers offered by organizations connected with the field of evaluation.” – Adam Gold

“I moved to the United States in 2010 to work as a Design Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for World Vision United States. So, I was very keen to join AEA for my new professional comradery. My first AEA conference was in 2011 in Anaheim, California. Since then, the AEA conferences, affiliate journals, and listservs have been at the core of my professional development.” - Apollo Nkwake

Contact AEA directly at or 202.367.1166 to learn more about the giving campaign.