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Donation FAQ

January 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are donations accepted?
All costs associated with Centennial celebration will need to be raised from donations and the sales of commemorative items.  Before any products can be sold, they must be produced and we need to raise money for their development.  Without donations, we cannot pay for the book to be published, make down payments for the reception and dinner, print tickets and programs, or create displays for Open Houses.  It is literally impossible to have a celebration of any kind without fundraising.
 
What is the Trooper Foundation?
The Trooper Foundation is the only entity which represents the interests of every Member and employee of the Division.  It is a recognized 501c3 charity and so all donations made are tax-deductible.  The NYSP is NOT a 501c3 charity and cannot directly accept donations.  
 
Can I make a donation by check?
Yes.  Be sure to make the check payable to the Trooper Foundation and - most importantly - to write "Centennial" on the memo line of the check.  Mail your check to the Trooper Foundation at 3 Airport Boulevard, Latham, NY 12110.  All donations are fully tax-deductible, but you MUST indicate that you wish for your contribution to be used for Centennial purposes.  If you wish that your donation be designated  "in honor" or "in memory" of someone, please let us know that, as discussed below.
 
Can I make a donation "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone?
Yes.  Kindly direct an email message to NYSPCentennial@troopers.ny.gov about your gift with the name and the desired designation "in honor of" or "in memory of".  A list of all donations will be maintained on our website.