Dear Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) Members and Supporters,
On behalf of RVGS, I would like to thank you for your support in reaching our annual fund goal in 2022. With your donations, we have been able to maintain our subscription research websites, begin upgrading our technology systems, and improve our audio/visual equipment to be able to offer hybrid classes and meetings. All these behind-the-scenes improvements inspire interest in genealogy, educate the public, and maintain a sustainable library.
We are now aiming for a slightly higher 2023 Annual Fund goal of $20,000. The Annual Fund Drive allows us to continue the operation of the library while keeping our membership dues affordable. Membership dues only cover about a third of our financial needs. Through other donations we have grown our library collection to over 26,000 items, offer access to eight genealogical websites at no cost to members, and provide educational classes and programs. All of these accomplishments are thanks to our volunteers. They are the backbone of our society!
Your generous and faithful participation in our society is vital. Contributions can be made in three ways. You can:
- Return the donation slip attached to the letter you received in the mail with your check in the envelope provided.
- Go to the Support Us tab above and select Annual Fund Drive to donate online with a credit/debit card or PayPal account.
- Drop off a donation at the library at 3405 South Pacific Hwy, Medford, during library open hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM.
All donations are tax deductible as RVGS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #93-0684590. If you take Required Minimum Distributions, you can donate all or any part of the distribution directly; send your request to the administrator of your fund. In addition, if you donate a matching amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you can receive a tax credit for the ENTIRE amount of your donation (maximum $1,000 for couple; $500 single). Just go to www.culturaltrust.org/donate for more details.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you so very much for your donation.