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Becoming a Philanthropist

In the heat of battle the commanding officer would order the infantry to "Dress to the Colors." This simply meant the men needed to close their ranks and move toward the flag so the regiment could remain at peak strength. There is no more fitting command for us today. The Texas Civil War Museum needs everyone who reads this to "Dress to the Colors."

Philanthropy is an American cultural phenomenon. Every one of us is a philanthropist. It is indeed ironic that you can receive a deduction on your income taxes that helps to preserve civil war history when it was President Lincoln who first instituted the Income Tax during the Civil War.

The Texas Civil War Museum Endowment Fund was created in order to provide for the long term funding of the Texas Civil War Museum. This permanent fund allows for the expansion of our tradition of private support that has characterized the development of this organization since its inception. Through income generated by the TCWM Endowment Fund the museum will be able to sustain itself operationally, develop lasting programs dedicated to the public understanding and enjoyment of our Texas and Civil War history and expand exhibits with artifacts and display space. A gift to the endowment fund is a gift that gives for a lifetime.

The TCWM Endowment Fund is invested in safe, low risk securities and the interest can be used to provide the following: * Educational and cultural programs * Technical preservation of artifacts in the collections. * Capital improvements

There is not just one way to give. Many people make cash donations. Others approach giving in a planned manner. We ask you reflect on your personal interest and values and then select a method you find most rewarding.

Value based philanthropy is an excellent way to leave a legacy reflecting your life and beliefs.

Be a part of the Texas Civil War Endowment Fund and watch as your gift will be part of a permanent legacy for the community. For additional information, please contact The Texas Civil War Museum at (817) 246-2323 or you can send a fax to 817-246-3951.

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