Ways to Support the ASF
2010 Key Initiatives - Directed Giving Program

In addition to Membership of the Foundation there are additional ways to be Highland Dancersinvolved and help the programs of the Foundation, either by giving to the general funding of the Foundation or as a Directed Donation to key initatives.

The American-Scottish Foundation® has donated or provided services in excess of $1,000,000 over the past fifteen years for projects in Scotland and North America.

Amongst the many groups, events and projects that have received our financial support are :

  • The Band of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards and The Pipes and Drums of 1st Battalion, Scots Guards in October 2001 as sign of unity between the United States and Britain
  • The Dunblane Fund
  • The Highland Fund
  • The Burns Statue restoration in Central Park, NYC, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
  • The creation of The John Muir Trail in Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation - which remains a key initative of the ASF in 2010
  • The Scots Guards Colonel's Fund Dinner in association with the ASF Wallace Award in 2009


The ASF undertakes an extensive program of conferences, events and initiatives helping to foster American-Scottish business, heritage and friendship. Working with individuals and organizations, the ASF seeks to gain greater visibility for its programs – from a leading role in the Tartan Day Parade and week of events as a founding member of the Tartain Day Committee, to chairing leadership conferences and forums, to helping to support the work of the Scots Guards Colonel’s Fund, Scottish Community Foundation and many other associated programs – your support is vital to the ASF’s continuing work.


Patron           $25,000

Scholar         $10,000

Contributor    $ 5,000

Donor            $ 2,500

Friend            $ 500

Supporter      $ 250


Please download a General Funding Donation Form here.

A one time donation or multi year pledge is greatly appreciated as the ASF sees to build on its program of work.

Special giving opportunities are noted in our Council Circle area.

The board of The American-Scottish Foundation® has designated the John Muir Nature Trail at Van Cortlandt Park and the Lady Margaret Hamilton Bursaries key 2010 initatives of the Foundation, and invites you to give a directed donation to these programs, below.




In 2001, The American-Scottish Foundation® worked with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in the creation of The John Muir Nature Trail in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York.

The ASF is proud to sponsor annual internships with the Parks Department of New York and to offer ongoing support for the one and half mile John Muir Nature Trail through an annual program of events and initiatives.


Spring Flowers                $ 100          

Autumn clearing              $ 250

Forester Support             $ 500

Intern Support                 $1000

Named Forestery (3 month)

Internship support            $5000   


ASF sponsors of Intern Forestry Program will be invited to be guests of the ASF at the annual Golf Awards in June 2010, and will be recognized for their support on the ASFand Van Cortlandt web sites.

Please download a John Muir Nature Trail Donation Form here.



In 2010, the ASF is renewing The Lady Margaret Hamilton Bursaries program begun by the Foundation's founder.  The bursaries enable students and graduates - 25 years and under - to travel to Scotland to participate in an ASF-approved Scottish cultural program, or event, in which they would not be able to take part without such assistance.


Gold Medal                      $5000

Silver Medal                     $2500

Bronze Medal                  $1000


ASF sponsors of The Lady Hamilton Medal Bursaries will be invited to attend a reception recognizing the achievements of these young people.

Please download a Lady Margaret Hamilton Bursaries Donation Form here.


All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Contact The American-Scottish Foundation® at 212 605-0338 with any queries.