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LWVODC Education Fund


The LWVODC Education Fund works to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

What is the Education Fund?

The LWVODC Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy educational organization. The Education Fund provides funding for research, publications and materials, and enables LWVODC to hold forums and to disseminate information and training to citizens. The Education Fund cannot be used for lobbying purposes. Your donation to LWVODC Education Fund is tax-deductible.

Click here for the LWVODC Education Fund Bylaws.

How to Donate to the Education Fund

A donation to the Education Fund is tax-deductible. There are two ways to donate - by personal check, or online, as below:

(1) By Personal Check

  • Please write the check to LWVODC Education Fund.
  • Click here for the donation form, and mail it with your check to:
    LWVODC Education Fund
    PO Box 3397
    Chapel Hill NC 27515-3397

(2) Online, Using Credit Card

Thank You for Your Donation!

How to Apply for an Education Fund Grant

Any LWVODC member may submit an application for a grant from the Education Fund. The project for which funding is requested must have been approved by the board of LWVODC before application can be made for an Education Fund grant.

Examples of where support may be approved:

  • LWVODC research, publications, and materials on current public policy issues
  • Forums such as panel discussions on LWV positions, candidates' debates, and forums on ballot issues
  • Civic education meetings regarding schools, violence toward women, environment, health care, gun violence prevention
  • Creation and dissemination of voter service information such as voters' guides and support of (online version of LWVODC voter's guide)
  • Training of League members to support a speakers bureau wherein members would speak to the community on important League topics
  • Registration of voters

Click here for the grant application.

Complete the application form and mail it to:
LWVODC Education Fund
PO Box 3397
Chapel Hill NC 27515-3397

Board of Directors

Krishna Mondal, President
Pat McDaniels, Vice President
Tara Fikes, Secretary
Cynthia LaMaster, Treasurer
Jennifer McMillan Rubin, Director

For more information about the Education Fund, please contact Cynthia LaMaster (