Unlike larger non-profits, StLGS is funded completely by donations, dues, and sales. We have no grants or benefactors. Our ability to do all of the things we do is only possible because of your donations. Every dollar that comes into our office goes towards fulfilling our mission: "promoting family history research by providing educational and research opportunities, offering community services, and collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical records."
Our all-volunteer staff (that's right; there are no paid employees at our office) continues to work tirelessly at scanning, indexing, and proofreading a wide assortment of original records. The programs and events for the coming year are planned by volunteers who must coordinate with individuals and other organizations to put an entire year's schedule together well in advance. Our publications and technology teams spend endless hours moving data to the website, creating web pages, flyers, our Quarterly journal, and other electronic and print material. Other volunteers are always on call to assist researchers, answer questions, and greet visitors. We continue to offer members free classes during spring and fall. And, of course, in 2019, dozens of volunteers will be working behind the scenes with the National Genealogical Society staff to ensure that the annual conference in May is a success.
How Can You Help?Any amount you can send will be much appreciated, and we hope you will use the envelope you receive to return a check or credit card donation. Your gift to StLGS is tax deductible to the extent allowed by current law.
Matching Donations and Amazon SmileBecause StLGS is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization, we qualify for matching donation funds from companies that offer them. In the past, we have received matching funds from AT&T, MasterCard, and Boeing. Does your employer support matching donations? If so, please think of earmarking your donation to StLGS that way.
For the past four years, we have also been a member of the smile.amazon.com donation program. If you are planning to shop online this holiday season, please log on to https://smile.amazon.com and choose St. Louis Genealogical Society as the recipient of your donation. It costs you nothing, but Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the society.
Both of these programs are open to all. If you have friends or relatives who would like to join you in supporting the society, please encourage them to do so.
From the bottom of our hearts . . .
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