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2018-2019

Dear Color Bearers,

We often receive questions regarding which benefits are not tax deductible. Please know that if you did not attend any Color Bearer events, your full donation is tax deductible.

Here is a breakdown of your tax deductible donation:

If you attended events that are benefits of your membership level, look below for your tax deductible donation.

2018 Color Bearers

If you attended all 3 events (Thank You Weekend; Annual Conference; Grand Review), the following applies:

  • Regimental: $1,000 annual gift ($745 deductible; $490 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Brigade: $2,500 annual gift ($2,005 deductible; $1,510 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Division: 5,000 annual gift ($3,930 deductible; $2,860 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Corps: $10,000 annual gift ($8,930 deductible; $7,860 deductible/individual + guest)
  • National: $25,000 annual gift ($23,930 deductible; $22,860 deductible/individual + guest)

If you attended only one or two of the events, here is a breakdown for each event:

  • Color Bearer Thank You Weekend in 2018 in Greenville, $160/person that plans to attend is not tax deductible.
  • Annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner in Newport News, $95/person that attends is not tax deductible.
  • Grand Review in Franklin, $240/person that attends is not tax deductible.
  • If you are Division and higher and attend the annual conference at no charge, $575/person who attended is not tax deductible.

2019 Color Bearers

If you plan to attend all 3 events (Thank You Weekend; Annual Conference; Grand Review), the following applies:

  • Regimental: $1,000 annual gift ($700 deductible; $455 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Brigade: $2,500 annual gift ($1,930 deductible; $1,360 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Division: $5,000 annual gift ($3,855 deductible; $2,410 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Corps: $10,000 annual gift ($8,855 deductible; $7,710 deductible/individual + guest)
  • National: $25,000 annual gift ($23,855 deductible; $22,710 deductible/individual + guest)

If you attend only one or two of the events, here is a breakdown for each event:

  • Color Bearer Thank You Weekend in 2019 in New Orleans, $235/person that attend is not tax deductible.
  • Annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner in Lexington, $95/person that attended is not tax deductible.
  • Grand Review in Boston, $250/person that attended is not tax deductible.
  • If you are Division and higher and attended the annual conference at no charge, $575/person who attended is not tax deductible.

Thank you for your generosity! If you have additional questions, please contact:
Molly Nesbitt at mnesbitt@battlefields.org or 202-367-1861, ext 7228, or Meaghan Hogan at mhogan@battlefields.org or 202-367-1861, ext 7242