Danish Archive Now Fully Independent

posted April 20, 2011, 2:52 PM by

The Danish American Archive and Library recently received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that we are now officially a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. What this means is that retroactive to August 31, 2010, the date when the DAAL became an independent corporation, anyone who donates money or materials to the DAAL can claim a tax deduction.

It has been a long road to this point from July 2010 when Dana College closed its doors, and we were required to move out of our first home on the lower level of the Dana College library. Since we had always operated under the Dana College umbrella, it was necessary for us to first become an independent corporation, and then to receive our own tax-free status.

All of the DAAL’s endowment and operating funds were lost when Dana College went bankrupt, and since then the DAAL has supported itself on contributions alone. We need your help, and now tax-deductible contributions can be sent directly to the DAAL. Please send your tax-deductible donation directly to The Danish American Archive and Library at 1738 Washington Street, Blair, Nebraska 68008.