Tax-Deductible Cash Donations

Lamoni’s Annual Civil War Days Living History and Reenactment is an admission-free cultural event and, therefore,
it owes its existance to the voluntary generosity of its patrons and of the community in general.

Many of the event’s needs are satisfied by donations-in-kind (of both material and labor), however,
many crucial needs can only be met with cash.
For this reason, we ask for your generous financial support.

One of Civil War Days’ Primary sponsors, the Optimist Club of Lamoni, a part of Optimist International, provides our event with 501(c)3 tax status.
This means that all contributions can be listed as a tax-deductible, charitable donation on your Federal income tax return.

Please see your professional tax preparer for information on exactly how a donation would impact your taxes.

Donations of more than $100
Donations of $100.00 or more are processed through a specific Optimist Club pass-through account.
Therefore, make out your check to “Optimist International Foundation” AND then write “Civil War Days” on the memo line.
A tax receipt will be issued to the corporation/foundation/individual grantor in January of the following year.
You are invited to contact us with any questions at the phone number/email listed below.

Donations of less than $100
Simply make checks out directly to “Civil War Days” and mail to the address listed below.

Send All Donations To,
Mail all checks to:
Civil War Days
c/o Jones
319 Condit Drive
Lamoni, IA 50140

For additional information, call Doug or Wyn Jones at (641) 784-8484 or send email to

To see a partial list of donors, click here.

Thank you for honoring our ancestors’ sacrifice by helping keep our nation’s history alive.