$1,000 - Civil War Trust
The CWT is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. It has saved over 46,000 acres.  The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the War's history. 
Website: www.civilwar.org  


$1,000 - Gettysburg National Military Park
The GNMP Education Department need a new “Hands on History” cart.  The cart is used to move various reproduction items (equipment, clothing, accoutrements, photographs, books, etc.) around the Visitor Center to allow the staff to interact with visitors, especially children, by having them handle objects and try on clothing. 
Website: www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm 

 

$1,000 - Historical Society of Dauphin County
The Society is headquartered in the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion.  Cameron was Lincoln’s first Secretary of War.  They are currently remodeling the mansion and our donation will help obtain period correct Victorian window curtains and hardware. 
Website: http://dauphincountyhistory.org/ 

 

$500 - Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.
This small battlefield in Franklin County commemorates one of the battles that occurred during the Confederate Army’s retreat from Gettysburg.  They have a small museum and walking trails with wayside markers.  They are in need of funds for additional trail clearing, wayside markers, and educational programs. 
Website:  www.montereypassbattlefield.org/


$500 - Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington
During the Civil War, Washington was surrounded by a series of forts.  The mission of this organization is to create an alliance of groups and people to work with federal and local governments and communities to preserve, protect, improve, interpret, and connect the Civil War Defenses of Washington.  This group annually holds a major event at Fort Stevens, an NPS site, which includes a living history encampment, bus tours, and lectures.
Website:  www.dccivilwarforts.org 

Preserving Our Heritage

The CWDF/VDE uses the proceeds from its performances and sales of its dance instruction DVD to support various historic preservation and education programs. We have also donated thousands of dollars in services and thousands of hours of volunteer time.  Through 2017, the CWDF has made direct cash donations of $57,000.  When combined with fund-raising balls and events we conducted for other organizations, we have now helped to raise over $260,000! 

$4,000 Donated by CWDF for Preservation and Education in 2017             

The Civil War Dance Foundation donated $4,000 to five organizations for Civil War preservation and education projects in 2017.  This year’s donations were:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington

Antietam National Battlefield*

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum – Roundhouse Restoration Fund

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home – Hurricane Restoration Fund*

Belle Grove Plantation

Boy Scout Venture Crew 1861 Fife and Drum Corps

Camp Curtin Historical Society *

Center for Civil War Photography

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia

Civil War Trust *
          Adopt a Class Room Program
          Land Acquisition
          Traveling Educational Trunk Program

Col. Harry Gilmor Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans,
         Adopt a Confederate Grave Project

Cooper's Battery Monument Project

Dauphin County Historical Society

Dr. Patri Pugliese Scholarship Fund

Eckley Miners Village - Breaker Project

Eli Slifer House

Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.

Ford's Theatre Society

George Meade Society – Scholarship Fund

Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association

Gettysburg Foundation*

Gettysburg National Military Park*

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park*

Hampton Mansion National Historic Site*

Historic Yellow Springs

Jerusalem Mill Preservation Project

Joseph Junkin Homestead

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum

Liberia Plantation House Restoration

Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania – Essay Contest

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Longstreet Society

Maryland Historical Society

Monocacy National Battlefield *

Moores Memorial Library -- Christiana Riot Material Archive

Museum of the Confederacy*

National Civil War Museum

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Site

Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee – Civil War Flag Project

Pennsylvania Muster Rolls Restoration Project

President Lincoln's Cottage

Red Mill Museum

Save Historic Arlington House

Sons of Union Veterans Hartranft Camp No. 15

Star Spangled Banner House

Stonewall Jackson Headquarters in Winchester, Va.

U.S.S. Constellation

Wilderness Battlefield – Ellwood House Project

Winchester Old Court House Museum

Our direct donations over the years have been given to:

 * Multiple donations over the years

Jim Lighthizer. President of the Civil War Trust, accepting a donation from CWDF President Annette Keener-Farley.  Over the years, the CWDF has donated over $13,500 to various CWT projects.

The CWDF donated money to the Camp Curtin Historical Society for the erection of the Gen. Albert Jenkins Monument in Mechanicsburg, Pa., marking the northernmost advance of the Confederate Army during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Ed Clark (second from left) accepts a check from VDE Dance Master Larry Keener-Farley, State Repre- sentative Harry Readshaw and CWDF President Annette Keener-Farley.  The CWDF has supported the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project (popularly known as “Readshaw’s Raiders”) since its founding by conducting fund-raising dance classes and balls. Over the years, these events have raised over $100,000 for the restoration of monuments at the Gettysburg National Military Park.