State Donation Program

The State Donation Program allows individual state governments to donate to the Women’s Memorial in memory of and tribute to the women from the state who have served or are serving. Each state that donates to the Memorial is listed on the Women’s Memorial Honor Roll of States. Thousands of women veterans and volunteers have endeavored to obtain financial support from their states for the Memorial, and have met with state legislators, governors, and staff to promote state legislation authorizing donations, special state grants and donations from Governors’ funds. Each of the fifty states have joined the Honor Roll of States, for a grand total of $1,418,973; this figure includes multiple state donations made by Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Maryland, Connecticut, Florida, North Dakota and Minnesota.

State and Date of Donation(s) Amount Women Veterans
1. Florida (2 donations – 7/90 & 8/99) $115,999 140,871
2. Arkansas (7/91) $10,000 20,080
3. Montana (6/92) $25,000 8,138
4. Tennessee (7/93) $20,000 39,694
5. Alaska (5/94) $15,000 8,672
6. Pennsylvania (6/94) $47,000 63,537
7. Georgia (2 donations – 3/95 & 5/98) $50,000 78,150
8. Minnesota(2 donations – 6/95 & 5/00) $41,200 23,213
9. Iowa (6/95) $47,000 15,084
10. Illinois* (8/95) $24,342 57,479
11. Alabama (9/95) $50,000 36,082
12. Wisconsin (3/96) $10,000 28,374
13. Virginia (2 donations – 3/96 & 3/98) $75,000 93,637
14. Maryland(2 donations – 4/96 & 4/99) $60,000 $60,000
15. New Hampshire (4/96) $7,600 8,853
16. Arizona (4/96) $26,500 48,112
17. South Carolina (6/96) $30,000 36,092
18. Michigan (6/96) $25,000 45,417
19. Massachusetts (8/96) $50,000 25,687
20. South Dakota (3/97) $10,000 6,082
21. Kentucky (3/97) $20,000 25,197
22. Rhode Island (5 donations – 5/97, 7/98, 2/00, 2/02 & 6/02) $9,000 4,959
23. Vermont (5/97) $10,000 3,660
24. Missouri (5/97) $22,300 38,206
25. Washington (5/97) $50,000 56,204
26. Nebraska (6/97) $30,000 11,405
27. New Jersey (6/97) $34,000 27,707
28. Delaware (6/97) $10,000 6,485
29. Texas (7/97) $79,800 158,350
30. Ohio (7/97) $25,000 61,039
31. Nevada (7/97) $10,000 21,699
32. Oregon (8/97) $18,200 25,337
33. California (8/97) $30,000 166,110
34. Louisiana (8/97) $20,000 27,284
35. West Virginia (8/97) $6,300 12,015
36. New York (8/97) $60,600 63,899
37. Connecticut (2 donations – 9/97 & 6/99) $64,437 15,114
38. Colorado (3 donations – 9/97, 4/98 & 7/98) $25,695 38,444
39. North Carolina (9/97) $50,000 70,729
40. Indiana (9/97) $5,000 33,622
41. Oklahoma (5 donations – 10/97(2), 2/99(2) & 12/00) $20,384 27,009
42. Maine (9/97) $5,000 10,368
43. Utah (10/97) $3,200 11,160
44. Wyoming (8/98) $2,500 4,578
45. Mississippi (3/99) $15,000 18,042
46. Kansas (5/99) $10,000 18,331
47. North Dakota (2 donations – 8/99 & 10/99) $9,116.22 4,712
48. New Mexico (3/00) $20,000 16,700
49. Idaho (3/00) $6,000 10,792
50. Hawaii (6/01) $7,800 11,744
51. District of Columbia 3,890
52. Puerto Rico 7,241
53. US Territories/Foreign 8,846

* Voluntary contributions through inclusion on the 1995
Illinois Department of Revenue individual income tax return.


Women veterans data compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs as of 09/30/11. The total number of women veterans reported as of that date was 1,853,690.


Revised 06/12/12