How can I make a donation? Please visit the “Make a Donation” page link from the Donation’s tab above. This page will have all of the information you need for making a donation. You can send checks to 4833 Rugby Ave., 4th Floor Bethesda, MD 20814. Please make checks out to “Charity for Debt” to obtain a tax deduction as the 501(c)(3) Charity for Debt (http://vets.to/Z4b for IRS tax exempt proof) organization is acting as Veteran Central’s fiscal agent until the IRS approves the Veteran Central 1023 application. We accept donations from $5 to $15,000 and provide different benefits for four donor levels.
Who is Veteran Central’s legal counsel? Veteran Central is represented the by Pels Anderson Law Firm with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. Jon Pels is a partner and is Veteran Central’s main legal counsel. The Pels Anderson firm can be contacted at 301.986.5570 or by visiting their website http://pallaw.com/ to answer any questions or concerns about Veteran Central’s legal matters or nonprofit structure and accountability.
Do you have a Presentation I can pass to others about Veteran Central? Yes, we do! It is a 7 minute animated Power Point presentation on YouTube that gives a complete overview of Veteran Central. It is delivered as an engaging video with audio from the Glory soundtrack by James Horner to honor our nation’s history and Military. You have to see it and then send it others you know! – http://youtu.be/FSAq0n53IN0
What are the benefits for becoming donor? All donors have the ability to receive email updates from program participants and scholarships awardees. Veteran Central has four different donor levels. The bronze levels starts at $25 and goes up to $499. This donor level is a starter level and enables our staff and volunteers to interact with donor group to educate them on Veteran issues in America and how to get them more involved over time. We provide a commemorative coffee mug, monthly eNewsletter, private discussion forums, and online donation management tools. The silver donor level starts at $500 and goes up to $4,999. This donor level receives a special online memorial of their own family name recognizing their gift in addition to the opportunity to showcase a Veteran hero as a virtual memorial on the Veteran Central platform. Example below:
The gold level and platinum level donors receive special customized solutions that can be integrated to help digital marketing campaigns and programs and scholarships can be named in these donor’s honor. These donors enable us to move mountains and we work with them to truly show our respect and gratitude for their gifts of $5,000 or more.
When do I get my coffee mug? If you donate $25 or more, you will get a welcome to the Veteran Central donation club gift bag which includes a commemorative Veteran Central design coffee mug. We plan to have a new mug every year and the coffee mug represents our relentless quest to support Veteran communities day or night. As soon as you donate $25, our staff will receive a message and we will have one of our volunteers put together a welcome package. This could take anywhere from one week to six weeks but we hope to have this process down to a few days. Thank you for your patience ahead of time. Our vision is to blanket America with Veteran Central coffee mugs within organizations that serve Veterans in a positive way. Our goal is to pass out 5,000 coffee mugs by the end of 2013.