The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.
The needs of the Civil War Trust are:
Ø Financial support for battlefield land acquisition at sites deemed significant by the Congressionally-appointed Civil War Sites Advisory Commission by:
· Cash gifts or charitable gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds
· Becoming a member of the Trust
· Legacy gifts
· Workplace giving: Corporate Matching gifts or state/federal workplace campaign participation
· Contributing to the Trust’s $50 million Capital Campaign to commemorate the sesquicentennial by raising funds to preserve as much threatened land as possible by 2015
Ø Underwriting of the national and regional Teacher Institutes
Ø Contacting U.S. Senators and Representatives, urging them to support battlefield preservation
Ø Sponsoring battlefield interpretation efforts with signs, brochures, driving tours, and maps
Ø Volunteering at Park Day, our annual effort to clean up park sites
In 1999 Jim Lighthizer became President of the Civil War Trust, and has overseen the organization as it has saved thousands of acres of Civil War battlefield land.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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