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.

Celebrate 35 Years with a $35 Gift 

To celebrate our 35 years as an organization and mark the triumph of the Eval21 Reimagined, we are asking you to meet this moment to support AEA’s year-round education and community efforts. Your donation will allow us to continue to offer valuable AEA programs and advance the future of AEA for the next 35 years!

Make A Gift

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.

Who You Are Supporting

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

Learn more about the programs you are supporting, including Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program, Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship, and International Travel Awards. In addition, your supports allows AEA to offer year-round education and programing for the evaluation community. 

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