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Mission Statement

The Corduroy Charitable Trust was formed in 2000 by Mark and Doniphan Howland who are the sole Trustees.  The trust was organized to operate exclusively for charitable purposes.  This includes those charitable, religious, scientific, educational, or literary purposes described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that also constitute charitable purposes under the laws of Virginia for purposes of the charitable exception to the rule against perpetuities.  The Trustees may accept assets from any source and in general contributions to the trust are tax-deductible.  The trust can apply its assets to charitable purposes by making qualifying distributions to charitable organizations described in the Internal Revenue Code or by making distributions directly for charitable purposes.  Some of the local and regional charitable organizations that the trust has recently distributed assets to include:

Special Love, Inc.
Louisa Arts Center
Adult Community Education
Louisa County Historical Society
Trevilians Volunteer Fire Department
The Santa Fund
Spay/Neuter All Pets, Inc. (SNAP)
The Jefferson Poplar Forest
The Little Georgetown Cemetery Foundation
Piedmont Community Partners
The UCLA Fund
The Stanford Earth Sciences Fund
Police Protective League

The Corduroy Charitable Trust is presently planning to sponsor benefit concerts at Corduroy Farm in Louisa, Virginia starting in 2014.  Net proceeds of the benefit concerts will go to charitable organizations similar to those listed above and most probably other charitable organizations.

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