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February’s Fundraising

We’re looking forward to an incredibly successful 2016 for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions fundraising campaign, and we wanted to share with you where those donations are coming from!

We have two maps to share – the first represents those states from which we received individual contributions. The second will show states from which we received donations through a society program or match campaign.


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Contributions from individual donors, February 2016.


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Contributions from Societies, February, 2016.

Take a moment to compare to January – you can see we had a significant increase in donations from across the country. Want to see the maps side-by-side? Check out our image gallery on Facebook.

Don’t see your state represented? Don’t wait – set up your automatic monthly donation today, and help us digitally preserve the War of 1812 pension files forever – and make them freely available to all! Can we obtain a donation from every state in the Union by year’s end? We would love to see a rainbow of color across the nation!


Where do we stand now?

We are at that point in the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions campaign. That point where things start to drag, where it seems like we’ve been asking for your support for forever.

So we wanted to give you an idea of where we stand. How much we have raised so far, and how much we have to go. Certainly this effort is not over, but we have much to celebrate! As a community, we have done great things to preserve these incredibly important historic documents.

As of September 28, we have raised 57% of the necessary funds to save all of the War of 1812 pension files!

Please share this image with your community – your society, your corporate fundraising program, your friends, associaties and neighbors (oh, yes! Your very own FAN – thanks Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG!). Share with your local school district – as teachers are eager to utilize this material. Share with the area community college and university, share with your public library. The more attention we can get on this program, the easier it will be to achieve.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly via Facebook, Twitter, or email.


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