I am very proud of this recognition, and we are committed to demonstrating the highest standards of public accountability and stewardship of donor's gifts.
Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) July 20, 2015
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund recently earned recognition as a GuideStar Exchange gold participant for maintaining accurate and up-to-date information about the fund’s oversight, assets and impact.
GuideStar is a nonprofit database that gathers and disseminates information, including mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance and more, about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization.
“I am very proud of this recognition, and we are committed to demonstrating the highest standards of public accountability and stewardship of donors' gifts,” said MOAA President retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan. “MOAA’s goal is to continue to provide this first-class educational assistance program for thousands of military children in 2016 and beyond.”
The MOAA Scholarship Fund, a public charity, has provided grants and interest-free loans 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” and is supported by donations and bequests from MOAA members and chapters and corporations.
The American Patriot Scholarship, established as a result of the terrorists' attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, provides grants to students (under age 24) whose military parent - officer or enlisted - died while in active service (active duty, National Guard or reserve) to our nation or who is receiving Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI). Approximately 190 individuals have received the American Patriot grants.
Donors may contribute to the MOAA Scholarship Fund at any time, through annual giving or estate-planning efforts (bequests, wills, trusts, IRAs). MOAA also offers a very competitive Charitable Gift Annuity program. 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 MOAA Scholarship Fund or to make a contribution, please visit MOAA’s website at http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund or email moaasf(at)moaa(dot)org.
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:
MOAA website: http://www.moaa.org
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