CHF Status & Membership Opportunities
Interest in this website continues to grow. As of today, the site has had almost 18,000 views since its startup in 2015. Most of the busiest months have been this year, as shown on the graph below.
In 2012, Collier Heritage Foundation (a legal corporation) applied for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our application was rejected by the IRS. This meant we had to pay taxes at the corporate rate – about 30% of everything we took in for cemetery maintenance and other Collier history and preservation projects was paid to the government. So we abandoned selling Collier Family T-shirts and collecting CHF dues. Since that time, Collier Heritage Foundation, this website, DNA tests, and the placement of markers at historical sites has been financed by a handful of individuals who want to see the organization go forward.
Now in 2018, with changes in tax laws, we feel a tax-exempt 501(c)(7) classification would be acceptable and that it should be attainable. CHF needs to present itself on the application as a valid entity with a list of members and an active board. Several of the founding members have passed away and replacements are needed. We can show the IRS assets that include several cemeteries, family history items, and a small inventory of Collier T-shirts.
The Board met recently and approved the following Board Members: Dale Collier, Joyce Rogers, Bobby Carter, Elaine Collier Neal, and Amanda Johnson. Glen Collier was named President. The officer positions of Secretary and Treasurer are open at this time.
Below is an application membership in Collier heritage Foundation. If you have an interest in Collier Family History, please consider joining. You can click on “Download” to save and print out the application. Then scan the application and email it back to:
Or send by US mail to:
1120 NW Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Please indicate if you are interested in serving as an Officer or Board member. Also note, no dues will be collected until 2019.2018CHFMembership_application
You can download the application below.
Take a look through the website. I think you’ll agree this is a worthwhile organization.