- What is the DEA Educational Foundation?
- The DEA Educational Foundation is is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization established in 2001 that exists to support the DEA Museum through fundraising, advocacy and educational outreach, exhibit support and educational program development.
- How does the Foundation serve the DEA Museum?
- The Foundation exists solely for the benefit of the DEA Museum. Through the generous support of civic minded individuals, corporations and foundations, it is a true public-private partnership that allows the Museum to develop and implement engaging state of the art exhibits, displays, interactive stations and educational outreach programs on the many facets of licit and illicit drug problems in this country. The Foundation is the channel for all private gifts to the DEA Museum, and is governed by a Board of Directors that elects its officers and appoints its staff.
- What are the Foundation’s fund-raising priorities and who sets them?
- Because the Foundation was established to facilitate the Museum’s mission, the Foundation’s major initiatives, such as Target America and the Rx Factor are set by the Director of the Museum in concurrence with the President of the Foundation and the Board of Directors.
- What is the difference between restricted and unrestricted gifts?
- An unrestricted gift is given to the Foundation without any restriction on its use. This allows the Foundation to place the contributions where the most critical need exists. Restricted gifts, on the other hand, are earmarked by the donor for a specific program or purpose. Donations of any amount may be restricted to a specific program. Please note the name of the initiative when making your gift, or contact the Foundation for more information on restricting your gift.
- How does my gift go to where the needs are greatest?
- The Board of Directors of the Foundation direct the use of the unrestricted gifts based upon their direct knowledge of the Museum’s priorities.
- What is the Annual Fund?
- The Annual Fund is a comprehensive program for soliciting ongoing support for the Museum’s outreach and educational programs. The Annual Fund’s direct mail solicitations combine our annual appeals into one simple and direct program that is more convenient and flexible to our donors.
- What is an Endowed Fund?
- An endowed fund is a sum of money invested to fund a particular project, such as a lecture series. The initial investment, called the principal, is intended to continue forever, with the investment income from the principal providing perpetual funding. To endow a fund at the DEA Educational Foundation, a donor must agree to provide a principal of $25,000 and sign guidelines indicating how the earnings on the principal will be used.
- Does the Foundation accept every gift offered by donors?
- The DEA Educational Foundation accepts most, but not all gifts that are offered by donors. Cash gifts, and gifts which are readily or eventually convertible to cash (stocks, bonds, insurance policies, annuity contracts, etc.) are the most easily accepted. Gifts of real property (land, buildings, etc.) and tangible personal property (artwork, jewelry, historical artifacts, etc.) are accepted on a case-by-case.
- To whom do I write my check?
- The DEA Educational Foundation
(If you would like to support a specific program, please refer to it in the memo section of your check.)
- Where do I send my check?
- The DEA Educational Foundation
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
- Is my gift tax deductible?
- Yes, to the extent allowed by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return.
The DEA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that is structurally separate from the DEA Museum and exists solely for the benefit of the DEA Museum, serving as the channel for all private gifts to all areas of the Museum.
The DEA Educational Foundation taxpayer identification number is 52-1922097
- Will I get a receipt for my gift?
- Yes, soon after your gift is received, you will receive a printed receipt for your gift. If you give online, you will also receive a confirmation of your gift via e-mail.
- I have more questions about making a gift. Whom do I contact?
- If you have additional questions about making a gift, please contact Bill Alden at email@example.com, or via telephone at 540-729-2551.