SAR Foundation and Center for Advancing America's Heritage (CAAH)
The SAR National Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, is more properly a historic shrine honoring our Patriot Ancestors. It is a museum of art and artifacts from the colonial and revolutionary periods, and a genealogical library. The museum includes an extensive collection of historical American paintings and an exact replica of the Liberty Bell.
The existing SAR Library contains 50,000 books, periodicals, journals microfilm, and microfiche, including 5,000 family genealogies in hard copy and 8,000 books on the American Revolution. The Library has three nationally important collections of materials relating to George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and George Rogers Clark.
The mission of SAR is to promote patriotism and to reaffirm those values on which our country was established. To achieve its goals, SAR has embarked upon a campaign to raise $6 million. Funds will be used for the construction of a new SAR Genealogical Library and for an endowment that will provide a permanent source of support for SAR programs and facilities.
With the success of this fund-raising campaign, SAR will continue its quest of becoming the foremost repository of Revolutionary War era documents and artifacts. Construction of a new Genealogical Library will enable SAR to expand upon its already outstanding collection of military and genealogical records, books, manuscripts and other pertinent historical materials. All of these materials will be available to scholars and the public for genealogical and historical research.
Now, more than ever, we must preserve and sharpen the national memory of the American Revolution and the freedoms our Patriot Ancestors gave us.
SAR Foundation - www.sarfoundation.org
Donation Form CAAH - www.sar.org/library/giving.pdf
George Washington Endowment Fund
The George Washington Endowment Fund (GWE Fund) solicits donations, which are placed in a permanent fund whose income is used to support the committees and projects of the National Society SAR. There are separate committees for soliciting donations, supervising the fund, and disbursing the income. The GWE Fund was started in 1993 Feb and by early 2005 the investments were worth over $780,000.
George Washington Endowment Fund - www.sar.org/Committees/George_Washington_Endowment_Fund
Friends of the SAR Library
The Friends of the SAR Library has been organized to help the NSSAR Library implement its Collection Development Plan and other goals and programs. The Collection Development Plan lists those books, microforms, etc. needed to fill in and expand the current collections. As specific items are acquired, the Collection Development Plan will be updated.
Friends of the SAR Library - www.sar.org/About/NSSAR_Library/Friends_of_the_Library
Georgia Fellows Fund
The Georgia Fellow Fund is established for the purpose of funding, or reimbursing worthy activities, events or needs of the Georgia Society that are considered to be valid expenditures not included in the annual budget. It is not the intent of the Georgia Fellow to create another endowment fund, supplant an existing fund, nor is it the intent of the Georgia Fellow to amass a large balance in the face of current needs.
The Georgia Fellow is one who chooses to be distinguished by a generous special purpose contribution of $250 or more to the general fund of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, or who are recognized or memorialized by another Compatriot, individual, an organization, a relative, friend or associate.
Donation Form Georgia Fellows - www.gassar.org/pdf/georgiafellowscontributionform.pdf
Georgia Society SAR Endowment Trust Fund
Established May 25, 1982 as a permanent instrument for gifts and contributions to the State Society for patriotic, historical, and educational and charitable purposes. Tax deductible contributions may be sent to the State Treasurer by individuals, chapters, etc. for transmittal to the Board of Trustees of the Fund. $1.00 is contributed from the State dues each year for this Fund, paid after the Annual Report is submitted to National.
Georgia Society SAR Endowment Trust Fund - Click for information from our Source Book