The primary purpose of the National Sheriffs' Educational Foundation ("Foundation"), as a §501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is to provide grants, scholarships, distributions, loans, etc. on a non-discriminatory basis to eligible students and individuals studying law enforcement and crime prevention and affiliated courses at accredited educational facilities, colleges and/or universities. In addition, the Foundation may provide other §501(c)(3) organizations and/or state sheriff associations with assistance, including funds to provide needy individuals or families who require immediate relief and economic assistance due to natural disasters (i.e. Hurricane Katrina), and/or due to local, state and national acts of terrorism.
The Foundation will network and work collaboratively with similar profit and non-profit organizations and individuals to promote the public's awareness and education of law enforcement duties and in crime prevention matters, including programs such as Neighborhood Watch.
The Foundation will coordinate and/or collaborate with and support the efforts of individuals, groups and organizations who have similar non-profit §501(c)(3) tax-exempt goals and purposes. This Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 ("Code"), as amended, and under the solicitation and charitable distribution laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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NSA Educational Foundation Humvee
At 2012 Annual Conference, NSA, Verizon Wireless, Panasonic, and Rontan pulled back the curtain on a newly revamped Humvee transferred to NSA from the US Department of Defense (DOD) Law Enforcement Support Ofﬁce (LESO) 1033 program. The Humvee has been outﬁtted with modern crime ﬁghting equipment to include Verizon’s 4G LTE technology; reliable Panasonic technology for public safety; and Rontan emergency lighting.
The NSA has a reputation for dependability in public safety programs among government agencies, and a focus on promoting criminal justice and homeland security. Jeff Vipperman of J&L Automotive (Elkton, Maryland) was hired as the restoration project manager. He and his team were instrumental in restoring this combat vehicle and assembling all the equipment that will be displayed. The NSA will feature the vehicle in parades, at conferences and as a part of various displays to promote public safety programs and the NSA Educational Foundation.
The Humvee displays some of the advances in mobile technology that are providing law enforcement with options to streamline processes, freeing them up on the job. Wireless connectivity allows them to access records and manage paperwork in the ﬁeld, tap into video surveillance prior to arriving at a crime scene, communicate with dispatch and more.
An Investment in the Future of the Foundation
A growing number of members and friends of law enforcement support the Foundation through financial or estate planning. This process is known as “gift planning” and the gifts are referred to as “planned gifts.” “Planned gifts” may be two types:
1) A one-time donation made:
Wills or Living Trusts
Your proceeds of financial contributions are made to the Foundation which has §501(c)(3) nonprofit status and is tax deductible as allowed by law. The Tax ID Number is 52-1100429.
The National Sheriffs’ Association does not provide legal, tax or financial advice. We strongly recommend that you consult professional advisors on all legal, tax or financial matters, including gift planning considerations. To ensure compliance with certain IRS requirements, we disclose to you that this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.