The VHPA selected the Vietnam Center and Archives at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX as the official archives of the VHPA. Texas Tech was selected over military museums because it has a much more predictable financial future then military museums that are subject to significant government budgetary changes. Texas Tech is a conservative pro-military university and the Vietnam Center and Archives is managed by Vietnam and other military veterans. Since that decision thousands of documents, pictures, CDs, DVDs, calendars, directories, artifacts and four helicopters have been added to the VHPA Collection and more are added weekly as members donate their personal collections.
Here is how to donate physical items:
1. Contact Amy Mondt <firstname.lastname@example.org> and provide a summary of the physical material you wish to send.
2. Amy will reply with specific instructions.
3. Ship the materials to them noting they are part of the VHPA Collection..
4. Amy will respond with an acknowledgement letter plus a form to complete granting them archive rights, etc. to the material.
The VHPA Executive Council (EC), realizing that the Vietnam Center contains our legacy, has recently formalized and established an endowment at Texas Tech to ensure our collection continues to be available to the public in perpetuity. This endowment will fund part or all of a person at Texas Tech to manage the VHPA Collection forever. The EC goal is to achieve an initial $250,000 within four years primarily through member donations. It requires this level of funding to provide adequate interest (currently at 4.5%) to pay for a part time dedicated person working exclusively on the VHPA Collection.
Your tax deductible donations can be made to the VHPA by mailing a check to VHPA Endowment, 2100 N Highway 360, Suite 907, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. To use a credit card, please call HQ on 800-505-VHPA(8472) during normal business hours. Those age 70 1/2 or older can instruct your IRA custodian to transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to the VHPA Endowment. This would help satisfy your required minimum annual withdrawal and would not be in your taxable income.
If you are a VHPA member and wish to make a financial donation, please make donations via the Online Membership Directory.
The VHPA Archives is our legacy. To preserve this legacy, the VHPA has established an endowment fund at Texas Tech University to fund the preservation and maintenance of our collection in perpetuity. You can make tax deductible financial contributions by either:
Donations to the VHPA Collection of artifacts, pictures, movies, documents, etc. should be made directly to the Vietnam Center and Archives by following the instructions listed here http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/donors/materials.php Be sure to identify these donations as part of the VHPA Collection.
Thank you for supporting our legacy!
* Note: The Online Membership Directory is now updated each business day at noon central time. During that 30 minutes or so the directory is offline so it is not available for use during the update.
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