TCA's good work needs your support!
TCA is a non-profit organization, IRS 501 (c)3 and also Pennsylvania Tax Exempt. There are several ways you may support TCA, involving two general areas.
Since the cost of services provided to members exceeds dues revenue, additional funds are need to close the gap. Donations for this purpose are critical to TCA continuing its level of services, and to maintaining organizational stability.
The most important way you can help is by contributing to the Annual Appeal, a yearly campaign open to members and non-members alike.
Learn why the Annual Appeal is important by reading this letter from your TCA officers.
Members may also donate to the Annual Appeal by checking the box and including the donation with their regular membership renewal.
Contribute to the TCA Endowment Fund - Fund the Future!
Donations to the Endowment Fund are held in a separate account where only the interest earned on the account is available for use by the Finance Committee. The principle, your donation, is never touched. In fact, the Endowment Fund itself is handled by financial professionals and not the Board of Directors or the TCA Finance Committee.
To make a contribution to the Endowment Fund, click here:
You may also call the National Business Office to discuss details.
Become a Patron or Benefactor of the Association
To become a Patron, a minimum gift of $1,000 is needed.
To become a Benefactor, a minimum gift of $500 is needed.
Donors to either of these will have their names placed on plaques in the TCA Museum lobby.
To discuss your donation and the wording on the plaque, please call the National Business Office at 717 687-8623.
Specific Donations to Support TCA's Educational Mission
Part of TCA's educational mission is carried out through the National Toy Train Museum and the National Toy Train Library. Both of these can benefit from your support to allow the wonderful legacy of toy trains to be both maintained and told to future generations.
Easy online giving links for both of these are available here.
Benefactor of the Museum.
A minimum gift to the Museum of $500 will be used to support the costs of operating and maintaining the Museum, and the donor will be listed with a plaque in the lobby. For additional information, contact the National Business Office.