Volunteering: Can you help?
Donating the Past: What do we collect?
Since the Carteret County Historical Society’s founding in 1971, CCHS has operated without sustaining governmental support. Fortunately, its members, donors, and various granting agencies have stepped in and helped to preserve the county’s past. Anyone can join this federally recognized 501(3)(c) nonprofit as a member and/or donate funds to perpetuate this important mission.
The most direct (potentially tax-advantaged) way to make a charitable gift is through outright gifts of cash or a check. You may also donate with your credit card to make a contribution. Here are some other ways to financially support CCHS.
Companies often match gifts to promote philanthropy among their employees. Some even match their retirees’ gifts. If you think this might apply to you, contact your Human Resources, Personnel, or Community Relations Department to see if your company participates.
Make your company better recognized in the community. Sponsorship is an attractive opportunity to show your employees and your county that you care about what is important to them. contact us to discuss creative ways to highlight your company’s participation.
Memorials & Tributes:
Celebrate someone living or passed! Make a simple contribution in their honor by giving cash or a check. This is a very special way to recognize an accomplishment in the community, a life well-lived, or just a special place in your heart.
Well-documented estate planning can reduce your capital gains tax while furthering the mission of CCHS. A bequest, one of the easiest planned gifts to make, can be made with the help of an investment advisor. Here, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift will be made to CCHS as part of your estate plan. Past individuals have included appreciated publicly traded securities, life insurance policies, 401(k), 403(b), pension and/or IRA retirement plans, real estate, living trusts, tangible or personal property, and pooled income gifts.
The CCHS’s mission is supported by several privately funded endowments. For specific information on these, or how you might create your own named endowment in support of the historical society, please contact us at 252-247-7533 to explore your ideas and learn about the organization’s needs.
By including us in your plans, you can meet your individual financial goals now, secure your family’s future, strengthen the historical society for years to come, serve as an example to others, demonstrate community-minded values, and foster a lasting commitment to CCHS’s mission.
Contact your financial or tax advisor to determine what might work best for your situation. All gifts made in-person, online, by mail, or by phone will be recognized with a receipt provided to all donors or estates.
Carteret County Historical Society Tax ID: 56-1480247.
If you would like assistance in making donations, contact the museum directly.