How can I donate to the project?
There are a number of ways to make a donation to the new Veterans’ Memorial at Chilton.
The most common, logically, will be a cash contribution. Simply make checks out to Veterans Memorial of Chilton, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 335, Chilton, WI, 53014. Donations are tax deductible for those who itemize. Donations in excess of $250 will receive a confirming letter as required by the IRS. For smaller donations, the cancelled check will suffice.
Memorial nameplates to honor individual veterans. The name of any veteran can be part of this. The only requirement is an honorable discharge. While the memorial is at Chilton, the names of all veterans regardless of residence are welcome. This also applies to both living and deceased veterans. For example, a family wanting to honor a deceased WWII veteran would simply complete a form accurately listing the desired information and submit it and the appropriate check to the address listed above. Recognition plates 4 inches by 8 inches will cost $100 while 8 inch by 8 inch plates will be $175. Full information and the required forms can be downloaded for the project on this site under the Memorials heading. Blank forms can be also picked up at the Chilton City Hall or the Chilton Public Library.
In-kind donations. This is a form of donation that can be provided by a business or tradesman and consists of donated material or skilled labor. A couple of excellent examples of this are Buechel Stone’s generous contribution of all of the stone for the memorial and the design work donated by architect Jim Suttner, a former Chilton resident now working for an award winning Baltimore architectural firm. It is expected that there will be many others as the project progresses.