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Fundraising


Giſt s that Make a Diff erence T e American Legion manages a 501(c)(3) nonprofi t trust that enables members and friends of the


organization to donate money either to the Legion as a whole, or to specifi c programs such as Boys Nation, Veterans Aff airs & Rehabilitation or Operation Comfort Warriors. T e Legion’s Finance Commission oversees the distribution of any funds not designated for specifi c programs. One of the Legion’s most eff ective donation programs is the National Emergency Fund (NEF),


which has awarded more than $6 million to individual members and posts alike. In the wake of natural or man-made disasters, the NEF swiſt ly delivers needed money to veterans in their local communities no mat er where they are in the country. Donations are vital to keep NEF ready to assist victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfi res and other tragedies. T e giſt -planning program off ers a way to contribute to the Legion’s work and mission for


generations to come, by including the Legion in the donor’s fi nancial and estate plans. Giſt s of cash, marketable securities, real estate, stock, life insurance or a charitable bequest can help the Legion and possibly benefi t the donor from a tax standpoint. Local fundraising eff orts by posts or individuals can be posted by going to www.legion.org/donate and clicking on “Submit an Event” in the Charity Events window.


Worthy funds  The American Legion Endowment Fund  American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc.  American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund  Operation Comfort Warriors  American Legion Charities  Youth Programs Fund  National Emergency Fund


Contact  fundraising@legion.org


Connections  www.legion.org/donate


24 T e American Legion Annual Report | 2012


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