Send name and address with check in appropriate amount to:
Mayville Historical Society
P. O. Box 82
Mayville, WI 53050
Current members will receive the society’s quarterly newsletter.
The Mayville Historical Society is a 501 (c)(3) tax
exempt organization dedicated to the preservation
Mayville’s history. The Society established its
endowment fund on March 6, 2000. The purpose
of the fund is to provide a long-term source of income for maintaining the society’s facilities and
preserving Mayville’s history.
WHAT IS AN ENDOWMENT FUND?
Cash or securities designated for the society’s endowment fund are held in perpetuity. Only the income earned is spent on projects approved by the society’s board of directors.
WHY IS AN ENDOWMENT FUND NECESSARY?
The society needs another source of income to provide funds to maintain existing facilities, preserve artifacts and to display a variety of materials in a professional manner.
WHO WILL ADMINISTER THE ENDOWMENT FUND?
A local bank holds the funds. The society’s board of directors oversees the use of the income generated by the endowment fund.
IS MY GIFT TAX DEDUCTIBLE IF I DONATE TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ENDOWMENT FUND? YES!
The society has 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status. On receipt of a donation, a letter will acknowledge your generosity and will serve as proof of your gift for IRS purposes.
CAN I DONATE ANONYMOUSLY? Yes!
Your name will be held in confidence if you desire.
CAN I DONATE TODAY OR ANY TIME? Of course!
Your immediate gift is important to the society in building our endowment fund.
HOW CAN THE SOCIETY USE A LARGE ENDOWMENT FUND?
We remind citizens to remember the society and the endowment fund today, in their wills and
memorials tomorrow. Your gift continues to work year after year supporting the society. Your
donation is not spent; it is held in perpetuity. Only the income from your gift is used for society
HOW ARE GIFTS RECOGNIZED?
At the entrance area of the museum, high quality wood plaques with
name plates recognize donors to the endowment fund.
There are three levels of recognition:
Friends $100 - $1,000
Patrons $1,100 - $24,000
Founders $25,000 Plus
CAN RECOGNITION BE GIVEN IN MEMORY OF A DECEASED
LOVED ONE OR FRIEND? YES!
Your loved one’s or friends’ name can be added to the donor listing.
Looking to the future to preserve our past
Our Society’s Endowment Fund is a thoughtful way to honor family and friends. The Society’s
recognition system will keep memories of special people alive for generations to come.
Donations to the Mayville Historical Society and its Endownment Fund are welcomed. See our Wish List for suggestions of needed items.
Individuals are welcome to do research using the Museums's facilities, including:
Tax Records - Mayville & some surrounding towns
Plat Books - Mayville area, 1873, 1899, 1910, 1940 to present
Photos of local people, places & events, current and historic in files classified by categories.