Shirley Espenshade, Executive Secretary

Phone: 740-513-1722 | Email: espenshade@ohiolegion.com

Board of Directors

Glenn Hickman | Arthur Lustig | James Morris | Roger Friend | Jerry Wilson

The American Legion Department of Ohio Charities was launched as a 501(C)3 public charity in 2003 to allow Legion Family members and friends to make a general donation to The American Legion Department of Ohio or choose a specific program to support.

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ELECTRONIC CHARITABLE (VIDEO RAFFLE) GAMING UPDATE 8/26/2021

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Legislation for Electronic Charitable Gaming at veterans and fraternal locations was recently passed in the Ohio legislature and will be operated under the leadership of the Attorney General’s office, the same as Instant Bingo is set up. The timeline is to end all current video raffle operations by December 31, 2021 in preparation for the setup of contracts with the Attorney General’s office beginning January 1, 2022. April 1, 2022 is the target date to begin operating the new Electronic Charitable Gaming machines. The Attorney General strongly recommends the removal of all video raffle gaming machines currently in operation by January 1, 2022 to avoid a delay in issuing the location’s electronic instant bingo license.

This can be an excellent source of charitable income for the Posts. Our goal is to educate the Posts to follow the guidelines and avoid unnecessary shutdowns and hefty fines.

-Shirley Espenshade, Charities, Inc.

Summer 2021 Donation Grants and Sweepstakes Winners:

» 2021 CHARITIES, INC. SUMMER CONVENTION GRANTS
» 2021 SWEEPS WINNERS DEPARTMENT CONVENTION

Charitable Bingo Fundraising contract

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CHARITABLE OHIO

The office of Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost, has made a interactive website specific to “CHARITABLE OHIO”!

There is a lot of information relating to Charitable gaming, fundraising, Bingo, and Charities in general.

Here is the link: https://charitable.ohioago.gov/

Consider requesting a representative from the Charitable Law Section to attend your District Conferences.

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