Donations and Membership

ADST is an independent, non-profit, organization that relies on generous donations to continue its pursuits. We value our members and contributors who selflessly devote of their resources to allow us to continue managing our programs. If you would like to make a one-time contribution, please click the “Donate” button on the bottom of the page.

As a member of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, you will encourage the study of American diplomacy and support the training of American foreign affairs personnel. In addition, you will be eligible for special, member-only prices on ADST publications and the biennial Tribute to Excellence Dinner. You will also receive the ADST newsletter and invitations to special events.

ADST members at the Contributing level and above will receive a one-time bound copy of their oral history. Members at the Donor level and above will also receive a digital audio copy of their interview. Membership contributions are tax-deductible.





Stu Kennedy interviews former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nick Burns at ADST’s cottage.






Become an ADST Member!

We offer several membership levels.

Regular ($80 annually)
Contributing ($150 annually)
Donor ($250 annually)
Sustaining ($500 annually)
Fellow ($1,000 annually)
Patron ($5,000 annually)
Benefactor ($15,000 annually)

To join ADST as a member, please select your desired contribution level from the dropdown menu above “Buy Now”. You will be taken to PayPal to complete your transaction. PayPal also allows you to use credit cards.

If you would like to donate more than the specified membership amount, or would like to make a one-time contribution, click on the “Donate” button below.


For Automatic Renewal

If you would like to automatically renew your annual membership, please click on the “Subscribe” button. Memberships will renew automatically. 

Membership Levels

One-Time Contributions and Additional Donations

To make a one-time contribution or make a donation beyond the membership levels listed above, use the Donate link below.


Contributions In Memoriam

To make a contribution in memory of a friend, colleague or loved one, please use this Donate link below and indicate the name of the person being honored in the box below the amount:

Checks can also be mailed to ADST, PO Box 41839, Arlington, VA 22204.