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Tax Deductibility

Annual fund and membership contributions up to $999 are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Contributions of $1,000 and above are tax deductible based on benefits utilized. Other contributions for which no goods or services are exchanged are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Charitable Accountability

The Filson Historical Society meets the Better Business Bureau of Louisville, Southern Indiana & Western Kentucky's standards for charitable accountability. For more information on nonprofit accountability, please visit Guidestar (www.guidestar.org)

Codes of Ethics

Codes of ethics have been written by both the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), and written codes exist for many professions to which Directors and staff members of The Filson Historical Society belong.

Records retention and disposal policy

The Filson Historical Society records retention and disposal policy is designed to provide parameters for the retention of records generated by the various departments and officers of The Filson Historical Society, as well as guidelines for the determination of what records may be destroyed at what times and in what manner.

Code of Conduct

The Filson Historical Society's code of ethics and conduct requires trustees, officers, and employees to observe high standards of professional and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties. As employees and representatives of The Filson, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

Gift Acceptance Policy

The Filson Historical Society is a Kentucky non-profit organization that has been recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Filson welcomes the interest of prospective donors and encourages gifts that will further its mission. The mission of The Filson Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture.

Privacy Policy

The Filson Historical Society has maintained the trust and support of its donors and members since 1884 by preserving the Commonwealth's and Ohio Valley's rich past for future generations. Maintaining and strengthening this trust will always be a paramount concern to The Filson.

The society maintains a database of names and addresses of those persons who have supported us financially or otherwise have indicated an interest in our programming or activities. From time to time, these lists are used by The Filson to mail or email information (including our Calendar and News Magazine) to persons on the list or to seek financial support from them.

To grow our membership and therefore assure our financial security, The Filson prospects for members/donors with other local and compatible non-profit organizations. To assure ethical use of the mailing list and to maintain internet privacy, The Filson has adopted mailing list policies and internet privacy policies.