Donations to Our Veterans and to the Post

Our post receives donations from members, friends of the American Legion, and estates of members and friends.  We also receive monetary gifts in lieu of flowers for funerals of veterans.  Business and corporate donors can also donate to the American Legion as a gift to a charity (501[c][19] war veterans charity).  You can donate now by credit card through Square at the links below depending on the specific donation you would like to give.


Special Events held every year.


You enter the amount that you would like to donate for any of the links above.

Youth Development is in multiples of $1

Yearly Perpetual is $120 per year.

If you would like to make a cash donation to Chapel Hill’s American Legion Post 6, please make your check payable to:

  • Chapel Hill Post No. 6, American Legion, Incorporated
  • 3700 NC 54W
  • Chapel Hill, NC  27516

If your donation is for the Robert Bauman Boys State Fund, please note it on your check.

Gifts of real or personal property (collectibles and items of significant value) are also accepted.  Learn more.

A question sometimes comes up with regard to a donor gift being tax deductible.  The designation 501(c)(19) is confusing to some who hear of 501(c)(3) organizations.  There are other tax-deductible charities recognized by the government in IRS Publication 501.

The American Legion is federally chartered and is a 501(c)(19)  War Veterans non-profit organization.

Chapel Hill Post No. 6, American Legion, Incorporated is incorporated in the State of North Carolina as a war veterans non-profit organization and we are chartered by the American Legion National organization as a member of the North Carolina Department, American Legion.  We, too, are a 501(c)(19) war veterans organization.

We are tax exempt and donations to our post are fully tax deductible on donor tax returns as charitable donations.  Here is the IRS rule:

  • 501(c)(19)
  • A separately created category for veterans’ organizations is the 501(c)(19) classification. Generally, contributions to 501(c)(19) organizations are deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes if at least 90% of the members are war veterans. (Those veterans’ organizations that still have a 501(c)(4) ruling are also eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations.)

100% of our members are war veterans (served in the U.S. Armed Forces during a designated period of military conflict).

All donations to our post are acknowledged with a letter stating the amount received and fair market value of any item received as part of the donation.

To better understand the difference between Tax Exempt and Tax Deductible, see IRS Publication 3386

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2 thoughts on “Donations to Our Veterans and to the Post

  • October 14, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    I have a numbered framed Don Stivers print that I would like to donate. It depicts a battle from Operation Desert Storm. It cost $800 new. You could hang it in your facility or give to a member. I am downsizing pending a move out of state.

    Peter Guild LTC Retired 919 491 0132 [email protected]

  • January 7, 2024 at 7:32 pm

    Sorry this comment got buried in the spam folder. If this is still avalaible we would love to have it for an upcoming auction we are having for Gold Star families. You can contact me directly at [email protected]. My name is Mike.

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