Dear Members, Friends, and Fellows,
In this unprecedented year, this season of giving thanks is especially meaningful. I extend my sincere appreciation for your involvement with the Holland Society of New York and for your support as we navigate these challenging times. You enable us to collect, preserve, and share our New Netherland history. Each new year offers new opportunity and excitement for our Society. I look forward to participating together.
Now is the season for giving, and this year your donation is more important than ever. All Society activities are made possible by annual dues from you, our members and friends, as well as through your annual donations. Please join me in supporting the Holland Society’s annual fundraising as we conclude 2020.
Thanks to your contributions to the Annual Fund, the Society is able to host virtual events and lectures, conduct and sponsor new research, and fund the activity of regional Branches. This year, your contribution also enables us to continue our project of digitizing members’ valuable archives — family Bibles, histories, and other records of our ancestors — preserving them for secure access online. This digitization project is proving especially important during this time of social distancing.
As you make your annual donation by December 31, 2020, please consider giving at the Benefactor Society level of $250 or above. We look forward to recognizing donors in de Halve Maen magazine and at the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in supporting the Society’s long-term wellbeing through an IRA donation or bequest in your will, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangement details.
Donations of all amounts are truly appreciated, and we encourage you to consider donating $250, $500 or more, if possible, before the end of 2020 by one of two methods:
- By credit card via Paypal at this link: Holland Society of New York PayPal or
- By check made out to the Holland Society of New York, mailed to our office.
As a reminder, your dues and donations are tax-deductible and are eligible for donation matching if your employer offers this option. Please contact the Holland Society at email@example.com if you have any questions.
For your reference, dues for the 2021 year are as follows:
Members under the age of 30: $50
Your support of the Society makes a difference. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this year’s donation. Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.
Adrian Thomas Bogart III