The Ohio Society SAR Fort Laurens Regiment
The OHSSAR Fort Laurens Regiment is starting to muster!
Now you can add to the principal of any of the three Ohio Society endowment funds, and know that your contribution will be a source of long term income for the Ohio Society.
Individuals who make a contribution, or in whose name a contribution is made, to any or all of the three Ohio Society endowment funds shall be given a rank in the Ohio Society Fort Laurens Regiment, based on the level of the contribution:
a) A contribution of at least $100.00 shall entitle the donor to the rank of “Sergeant.”
b) A contribution of at least $300.00 shall entitle the donor to the rank of “Captain.”
c) A contribution of at least $500.00 shall entitle the donor to the rank of “Colonel.”
d) A contribution of at least $1000.00 shall entitle the donor to the rank of “General.”
e) A contribution of at least $5000.00 shall entitle the donor to the rank of “General of the Regiment.”
You decide where the money goes.
You can designate that your entire contribution should be allocated to any of the three Ohio Society Endowment Funds, or you can divide your contribution among two or more of the endowment funds.
Lapel pins: Display your rank in the Ohio Society Fort Laurens Regiment
The National Society has the George Washington Endowment Fund. Other state societies have various endowments that support their operations. The National Society and other state societies award lapel pins to their donors to wear as a special testament to the donor’s generosity. When you make a contribution under the Fort Laurens
Regiment Program, the Ohio Society will award you, or the person in whose name you make the contribution, a lapel pin with the insignia of the appropriate rank in the Fort
Donations are cumulative.
A donor may contribute $100.00 in one year, and be “commissioned” as a Sergeant. Later on, the same donor may contribute an additional amount, and be promoted to a
higher rank. For example, if this same donor contributes $100.00 annually, after the third $100.00 donation, he would be promoted to Captain, and after the fifth $100.00
donation, he would be promoted to Colonel. With each promotion, this donor would receive the lapel pin appropriate for his new rank.
The three Ohio Society endowment funds
The OHSSAR Youth Programs Fund
This newly established endowment helps fund the OHSSAR Youth Programs with the exception of the D.G.High Oration Contest. The programs include:
• The Americanism Poster Contest
• The Americanism Brochure Contest
• The Eagle Scout Program
• The ROTC/Junior ROTC Program
• The Knight Essay Contest
The OHSSAR D.G. High Oration Fund
is a the major source of funding for the OHSSAR D.G. HighOration Contest. The D.G. High Oration Contest was originally founded in Ohio and continues as one of our most
established youth programs.
OHSSAR Permanent Fund
endows all other OHSSAR programs as approved by the OHSSAR Board of Management.
Fun for family and friends
Donations may be made on behalf of individuals other than the donor. For example, parents or grandparents can make donations in the names of their children or grandchildren. For a donation of $100.00, a grandfather can make his grandchild a Sergeant in the Fort Laurens Regiment. Make yourself a General and all your kids Sergeants. (Better yet make your wife a General!) Donations will gladly be accepted from individuals who are not members of the Ohio Society, or indeed, members of the SAR.
So . . . everyone can enlist in the Fort Laurens Regiment and support the important work of the Ohio Society SAR!
We currently have a sergeant, a captain and a general! Join the regiment with your tax deductible gift today! Find an enlistment form at:
Please Note: The OHSSAR Fort Laurens Regiment Endowment Program is not affiliated with and does not benefit the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation.