MOAA Calls for Donations to Help Military Children Pay for College

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As 2014 comes to a close, MOAA shares top reasons why a tax-deductible donation to the MOAA Scholarship Fund can show appreciation of our military personnel and ensure children from military families continue to receive the financial assistance they need receive a college education.

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The number of applications we receive for educational assistance increases each year, as does the cost of college tuition. MOAA hopes to continue to provide this first-class program for thousands of military children in 2015 and beyond.

“Make your year-end giving more meaningful with a tax-deductible donation to show deep appreciation for our military personnel and ensure children from military families continue to receive the financial assistance they need to become successful citizens of this great nation,” said MOAA President Vice Adm. Norb Ryan.

The MOAA Scholarship Fund, a public charity, has provided interest-free loans and grants of more than $130 million to more than 13,500 students since its inception in 1948. It is based on MOAA’s founding principle that “education is the cornerstone of a strong democracy.” It is supported by donations and bequests from MOAA members, chapters and corporations.

“I remain concerned by the current economic environment,” Ryan continued. “The number of applications we receive for educational assistance increases each year, as does the cost of college tuition. MOAA hopes to continue to provide this first-class educational assistance program for thousands of military children in 2015 and beyond.”

Top reasons for supporting the MOAA Scholarship Fund:

  • All donations go to the children of officer and enlisted military personnel, regardless if they are on Active Duty, Guard, serving in Reserves, or retired.
  • 100 percent of donations go to students – 0 percent pays for overhead.
  • A charitable donation is tax-deductible - to the full extent of the law.
  • Personal information is never given or sold to other charities.

Donors may contribute at any time, through annual giving, and through their estate planning efforts (bequests, wills, trusts, IRAs). MOAA also offers a very competitive Charitable Gift Annuity program for those who want to receive an annual income from their contribution. Participants may donate appreciated securities to eliminate the need to pay higher capital gains taxes.

Contributions are tax deductible under the provisions of §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. By selecting the most appropriate gift option, donors may maximize tax deductions while helping students achieve their dream of a college education.

For more information on the application or to make a contribution to the MOAA Scholarship Fund, please visit MOAA’s website at http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund/ or email edassist(at)MOAA(dot)org.

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About MOAA:
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org or http://www.voicesfortroops.org/.

Faces of Scholarship:
Students write about how MOAA's Educational Assistance changed their life.

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Celebrate the season by sending cards that show your support for MOAA, the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers, and the MOAA Scholarship Fund.

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