(originally posted by Andy Sewell on January 13, 2015)
Annie Oakley, famed Ohioan, was known for being on the mark. Why should filing her taxes be any different?
Annie Oakley didn’t have to think twice about supporting historic preservation by donating to the Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society) on her 2015 Ohio state tax return. Local communities and historical organizations throughout Ohio are greatly supported through the generosity of Ohioans. Just a small, tax-deductable, donation of $8 (a cheap lunch) helps keeps lights on, historic documents and collections preserved, and our children educated in the history and heritage of Ohio.
It’s easy to contribute – just check off the box on your tax return and fill in the dollar amount. Remember, your donation is tax-deductable!
Where does your donation go? All donations directly support the History Fund, which was created to help fund local, regional, and statewide projects, programs, and events linked to the expansive history of Ohio. The program is a competitive matching grants program and requires successful grant applicants to have a matching funding source. For more information about the History Fund grant program and how to apply, visit ohiohistory.org/historyfund.