My wife and I have been making donations to the Civil War Trust (and its predecessors) for almost 25 years. Although we are avid Civil War enthusiasts, we are also passionate about saving the hallowed ground on which the brave men of that era fought and died for what they believed in. We know that the vast majority of our contributions to the Civil War Trust will be spent to purchase and improve these lands so that future generations may walk these same fields and gain a better understanding of this period of our history. The men and women of the Civil War Trust are the best possible advocates for saving battlefield property and have proven themselves to be excellent stewards of all donations they receive. We give to several charitable organizations and the Civil War Trust is the one we hold in highest esteem. If only all other charities were operated with such integrity and professionalism!
I have been involved with land preservation organizations for more than forty years. Civil War Trust is absolutely top drawer. They are wise stewards of my money and the public monies they use to match as often as such funds are available. The Trust has saved an enormous amount of seriously endangered battlefield land in the relatively short period of their activity under the leadership of Jim Lighthizer. They are the best.
The CWT is an outstanding organization! Extremely well managed, while accepting that there is some cost of doing business, it sticks to spending the overwhelming majority of income on purchasing Civil War battlefield land, which is its primary mission. As a Brigade Color Bearer almost since its founding (honoring my GG Grandfather who was a Confederate Brigadier General) I strongly recommend this organization to anyone with interest in the Civil War and/or american history. Larry Peterson
The Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table of West Chester, Pa has been a supporter of the Civil War Trust since November 14, 2003. Since that time, we have contributed to the Trust on 27 different occasions in their efforts on behalf of Civil War Preservation primarily through land acquisition which will protect "Hallowed Ground" from future development and destruction. We can think of no better organization to protect the nations future and our heritage than the Civil War Trust. The BVCWRT has contributed $29,000.00 in the last 11 years to Civil War Preservation. In each and every case, we have counted on the Trust for guidance and direction to which Civil War battlefield our donation would be most useful. Bob Sprague, Preservation Chair, BVCWRT, Wesat Chester, PA