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Giving to the History Center
In addition to the funds provided by membership fees, the Northeast Georgia History Center relies on the generous support of DONORS and SPONSORS to sustain operations and fulfill its mission. As an independent, non-profit organization, we do not receive operational funding from government agencies. Our 501-C-3 status means donations are tax-deductible (as allowed by IRS regulations).
BECOMING A PARTNER
Donors who give $1500 or more in a calendar year are designated Partners. This level of outstanding financial support provides the necessary funds that enable us to more effectively fulfill our mission of preserving and sharing the history of Northeast Georgia.
All Partners receive the following benefits:
•Free admission to all exhibits, the Chief Whitepath Cabin, and the American Freedom Garden.
•Invitations to special events, including monthly forums.
•Monthly History Center newsletters.
•A 15% discount on Gift Shop purchases and rental of History Center facilities.
•Recognition in print and broadcast promotion of programs and events.
Partner ($1500 Annually)
•All of the above benefits plus an invitation for two to a Donor Dinner.
Patron Partner ($2500 Annually)
•All of the above benefits plus one docent-led private tour (for up to 12 persons) of exhibits.
•Two History Center annual Family Memberships to give as gifts.
Benefactor Partner ($5000 Annually)
•All of the above benefits plus an invitation for four to a Donor Dinner.
•Exclusive sponsorship of a special exhibit or program.
For more information or to take a step above the membership level and become a Partner, contact us at 770-297-5900 or www.negahc.org.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPONSORHIPS
The Northeast Georgia History Center offers a variety of opportunities for businesses and individuals to sponsor special events, programs, temporary exhibits, educational programs and exhibit improvements.
•Special Events: the annual major fundraiser, the Taste of History; the annual Antique Show and Estate Sale; the Ghost Walk.
•Programs: monthly forums, featuring history-related topics and outstanding speakers; special speakers in conjunction with exhibits, events, or special calendar dates.
•Educational Programs: summer camps; school tours; home-school programs; monthly Family Days.
To find out more about any of these opportunities, contact us at 770-297-5900 or www.negahc.org.
DONATING TO THE HISTORY CENTER
GIVING to the History Center offers a distinctive way to honor or memorialize an individual. Both the honoree and the donor are listed in our monthly newsletter.
HISTORIC OBJECTS are an essential part of telling the story of our region.
GIVING TO ENDOWMENT FUNDS provides a unique way to ensure on-going income for our future. Currently, the History Center maintains two funds that provide earnings for operations.
•The John Jacobs Jr. Freedom Garden Fund makes it possible to maintain the Garden, ensuring that the space properly preserves the beauty necessary for honoring our veterans.
•The Ada Mae Ivester Education Fund provides earnings to enhance our educational programming efforts.
VOLUNTEERING opportunities abound at the History Center. Over 200 individuals are already giving of their time and talent as volunteers here. Opportunities to join them include serving at the reception desk, helping with a special event, working on a committee, providing guided tours as a docent, or assisting with a special short-term project. Time commitments vary, from just a few hours to regular, monthly service. More information and the volunteer application form are available on the following link: Volunteering
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR SUPPORTING THE HISTORY CENTER
If you have questions or ideas about these or other means for supporting the Northeast Georgia History Center, please contact us!