Saturday, December 26, 2015

Don't Miss the 150 Matching Challenge!

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Subject: Don't Miss the 150 Matching Challenge!
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:05:30 -0600
From: Civil War Trust <>
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To: J B <>

Civil War Trust
Civil War Trust
Dear J,

Our success at the Civil War Trust would be impossible without the support of dedicated preservationists like you. Together, we have already done tremendous work to save our sacred American spaces this year — and throughout the Civil War Sesquicentennial
As the countdown to December 31st nears, I can't help but reflect on the dual significance to this season of giving. Not only is it the traditional time to make year-end charitable donations, but it also marks the end of our 150th Anniversary commemoration of the Civil War.
In the waning hours of 2015, a generous donor has come up with a way we can do just that— announcing the "150 Matching Challenge." As an exciting final preservation opportunity of the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, this donor pledges to match, dollar for dollar — up to an astounding $150,000 — your gifts to save battlefields. This doubles your impact through the end of the year!
Your gift of $75 to save places like Appomattox — where we are working to save 202 acres at the battlefield on which fate of the war was decided — will be doubled to $150.
Your gift of $150 to preserve places like Gaines' Mill and Cold Harbor — where we continue to thwart housing developers who wish to desecrate this doubly hallowed ground where men in blue and grey fought two battles 150 years ago — will be doubled to $300.
With this 150 Matching Challenge, your gifts will go twice as far, putting us one step — nay, TWO steps — closer to preserving battlefields even in places such as Brandy Station, Bentonville, and Glendale, where we only need to raise $43,000 in order to to save 1,180 acres, including 10 battlefields across 7 states!
There's still so much to be done in the fight to save our battlefields. Please make your year-end contribution today.
Until the Battle is Won,
Jim Lighthizer
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