21 Dec 2018

A Matching Donor Challenges Us All

A Matching Donor Challenges Us All

Here at the Trust, so much of our success depends on supporters coming together for this important cause. When you think of a matching donor, you may imagine a billionaire in a mansion on a hill. But, the stories of our supporters are often much more compelling and personal. Take, for example, a dear woman who was recently widowed and decided to donate $10,000 to save Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg. Her only condition on this generous gift? That her gift be matched by other supporters of battlefield preservation.

Whether you give $10 or $10,000, you join other generous patriots in a movement to protect America's history by donating to save hallowed ground. And when you join this movement through a matching opportunity, you amplify the power of your gift even more.

This particular match honors the donor's husband, who always wanted to visit Gettysburg but passed away before he had the chance, and her father, a Lutheran minister who had a parish in Pennsylvania. She sees protecting these 18 acres at Seminary Ridge some of the most historically significant land at Gettysburg still in private hands as a way to pay tribute to the legacy of her loved ones. She became a matching donor with the hope of inspiring others to give and double the impact of her tribute.

Your gift will be doubled immediately to make an enormous difference in this fight. Please give the gift of history to future generations by making your tax-deductible contribution to this wonderful 2018 matching opportunity now.

Wishing you every blessing of the season,

And if you have already made a year end contribution to save Seminary Ridge, you can donate in someone else's name either as a tribute to them or in honor of their life. We offer e-cards that you can personalize and send on a date you request to inform a loved one of your gift. As always, all donations are tax-deductible.

American Battlefield Trust

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