Donations, Endowment, and Memorials
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Mower County Historical Society depends on contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations to keep going. Donations can be designated for a specific function (for example the research library, artifact conservation, education program, etc.) or it can be undesignated and placed in the general fund to cover operating expenses. All memorials received by the organization are placed in the Memorial Fund, which is used only to aid in offsetting costs of large projects. Please consider making a donation to MCHS. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Want to make a donation? You can do so via Givemn.org* . Click on the Givemn.org button to donate directly to MCHS!
*Please note that a portion of your donation will go to Givemn.org
as part of its processing fee.
An endowment is an established fund that is invested to create a
steady stream of annual income. This supports our efforts and
allows our endowment to grow and become a permanent legacy of
support for our work. Your gift will be maintained in
perpetuity and make a lasting, meaningful difference. The MCHS
endowment is held by the Austin Area Foundation. They provide
several ways to support our fund.
- Direct gifts (cash, check, credit card, or transfer of stock
and other assets through the Austin Area Foundation )
- Bequests (gift through your will or trust)
- Charitable Gift Annuity and Charitable Remainder Trust
Interested in donation towards the MCHS Endowment Fund?
Please contact MCHS or the Austin Area Foundation (507-434-7494) for
When sending a memorial to MCHS, please include the name of the person whom the memorial is for, as well as the name and address of the family whom you wish to have acknowledgment of your gift sent to.
MCHS does not only take monetary gifts, but also gifts of services, materials, and labor! Please check below for a list of items that we are always in need of that can help offset office supply costs:
- Reams of letter sized (8 1/2x11) paper-white and colored
- Reams of 11x17 paper-white
- Reams of letter sized (8 1/2 x11) card stock paper-white and colored
- Avery 5160 Easy Peel White Mailing Labels
- Power Strips
- Heavy duty extension cords
These types of donations are tax deductible as well!