Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4
national military widows service organization chartered by the United
States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions
for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business
Support Gold Star Wives
Thank you for your interest in supporting our
organization. You may make a general donation to support the overall
organization, as determined by our all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Corporate Sponsors will be linked on our home page, and
have an opportunity to have their own member web page where our members
will visit to find out more about your services. You may also decide to
sponsor our meetings held throughout the year such as National Convention,
Congressional Reception, or our web initiatives. Many of our sponsors use our links, and
printing in our programs as deductible advertising expenses. Corporate sponsors may also include
product donations to be used at our events. Corporate sponsors are reviewed and
approved by the Board of Directors. There is no minimum level for corporate
sponsorship. If your company has a
specific donation amount or purpose in mind, just let us know. Otherwise corporate donations will be
used as directed by the Board of Directors. Corporate Sponsors will receive
an email copy of our newsletter, and invitations to our events. Interested
corporate sponsors should email our administrative office at email@example.com. We are always looking for corporate
sponsors and we thank you in advance for your interest in our organization.
You represent what is great about the American
public. You see a need and are ready
to fill it. There is no minimum
donation amount, however we do pay a small processing fee to take online
donations. All donations are welcome.
Here are some of the ways that we use your donations:
GSW holds an annual convention to bring together our
members from as many of the chapters across the country as possible.
This is the one time of year where volunteers can gather to discuss their
issues, share ideas, and plan the direction for the next year. Again,
to keep a registration fee as low as possible we need both corporate
sponsors and donations to support our convention. If you are
interested in being a corporate sponsor, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-888-751-6350. Individual donations are also encouraged.
The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is our
all-volunteer committee that meets with our Congressional, military and
veterans leaders to track legislation, educate Congress, and inform our
members about legislation that affects them. Donations may be used
for getting members to DC to testify, for example.
The Stay-at-Home Tea is GSW’s fundraiser that has been
held for many years. Members – on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, are
asked to invite some friends and neighbors, brew a pot of tea, and consider
making a contribution to the organization. Funds raised from this
event support our overall efforts. In addition, a percentage of these
funds are given to worthy veterans and military causes that may be brought
up at Convention for consideration from the membership. We honor and remember our lost loves during
this fund raising event held annually on Valentine’s Day.