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JUST ASK FOUNDATION is now a 501c3!

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501c3-notification

We just received terrific news from the Internal Revenue Service.  The IRS has determined that the Just Ask Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code!!!

This is extremely important to the future of the Just Ask!  Foundation because now contributions to the Just Ask! Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests and gifts. We don’t have to rely on t-shirt sales to keep the website going or to fund our speaking engagements.

This is what we have been working on since last year.  Thank goodness: mission complete.  This wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless efforts of William Hughes, a friend of mine and Lou’s, who also happens to be on the board of the Just Ask! Foundation. William was the point person on dealing wtih the IRS and all the government agencies involved to get this special designation.

Also, none of this would have been possible without the generous support of Michelle Reed of STANANDLOU Advertising who donated the fees necessary to apply for the 501c3 status. Thank you so much, Michelle!

Thanks to William and Michelle, we will be able to raise money through donations, grants, foundations, fund-raising events, etc. and pay no taxes. Everything goes to fund the Just Ask!foundation! Great news for all involved!

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April 14, 2009 - Posted by | neurofibromatosis

51 Comments »

  1. Kool….

    Comment by JohnP | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Finally………………….

    Comment by Lou | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. We have a lot of work ahead of us. It is going to be great. We are going to do our best in nf awareness.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. That is fabulous news! Congradulations!

    Comment by shana | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. I thought the IRS would have a eye open on Lou.

    Comment by JohnP | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. There’s no Lou here!

    Comment by Lou | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. Lou is hanging out at the pool. . .waiting for his drinks to be served.

    John, I think you are my old neighbor on West Gray. Jeff and I lived downstairs from you in that four plex. Do I have the right John?

    Comment by shana | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  8. I think you mean John Person. JohnP lives in the Dallas area.

    Comment by Lou | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. And by the way, where’s my drink…and that other thing.

    Comment by Lou | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  10. HI Everybody

    Comment by Shelley | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  11. I do mean Person. So I guess that is not him? Bummer. We loved that guy.

    Where is my pool? you get the pool, i’ll get the drinks.

    Comment by shana | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  12. My ex has a pool.

    Comment by Lou | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  13. Fantastic news. I’m very glad for you. Congratulation to Wiliam Hughes! Kind regards Francis

    Comment by Boyer-Madrieres.Francis | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  14. #13 Great news that my ex has a pool or the 501c3?

    Comment by Lou | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  15. I don’t have a pool. Just know two people on here that have one, or has an x that has one. Oh well. Cant swim anyway. It wouldn’t be a pretty sight if I could. I’m sure lou can relate
    to that.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  16. rumors have been going around town all week warning the ladies to stay away from lou and pools in general. they make him have to go potty.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  17. Hey reggie,
    Have you guys thought about making just ask tank tops for the ladies? i think the roller derby girls would look great skating around in them.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  18. Great idea. What would have as the logo?;) Any ideas?

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  19. tank tops don’t normally have anything on the back, so i think “just ask” on the front would work. People tend to notice the front of girl’s tank tops. :) then they can “just ask” and we can spread the word.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  20. Yes, sounds good to me. Start off with the Roller derby girls. That would be nice to see one or more of the teams wearing our products.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  21. you guys never told me if you went to the derby this past weekend. answer me damn it. i mean darn it.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  22. The Roller Derby is Saturday. The 3rd Saturday of the month. We are going. Do you think you are going to make it? It is at a new place. Lou can give you that address and time. The new place is kicks.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  23. I kept thinking last weekend was the third weekend. what’s wrong with me?
    We actually can make it this time! Whoo hoo!

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  24. Oh stop teasing! You are really going to be there?

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  25. yeah! My kids are staying at my mom’s house. We have a crawfish boil out in Rosenberg, then we are headed into houston for a night out. I am pretty sure jeff will be ok with the roller derby! I will look up all the stuff online.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  26. That would be great to see Jeff and you again.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  27. If Shana is going then I’m not!

    Comment by Lou | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  28. on comment 12 Lou would Rie mind if we use her pool ?

    Comment by Shelley | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  29. alright then reggie i will pick you up around 6. f lou.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  30. #27 That would be great, Lou. Who wants to see you anyway.

    #29 thanks Shana,

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  31. Fine. Hope you two get sick and throw up!

    Comment by Lou | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  32. Gee, what a great come back Lou.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  33. Are you on your period Lou?

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  34. LOL!

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  35. You guys can go straight to Hell!!! Do not pass go. Do not collect $200!

    Comment by Lou | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  36. Such a nice guy, even when being picked on, he still ask people to come visit him.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  37. i must now give reggie props for #36. Props to Reggie for #36.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  38. Don’t encourage him.

    Comment by Lou | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  39. Thanks reggie, I got my 200$. your turn to roll.

    Comment by shana | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  40. Shana, I think somebody needs to be spanked!

    Comment by Lou | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  41. Careful

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  42. Top of the morning to all.

    Comment by Reggie Bibbs | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  43. Congratulations on the 501c3. How do I make a donation?

    Comment by Bart | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  44. Morning, Bart.

    Reggie had to run an errand but I can answer that. Just click on this link and it’ll take you to the Just Ask Foundation PayPal account:

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=2uGDUtHr9e2VJH_8LAHwDSVnHwfsjpB78jV5UYaGtgeniOtzpZI8UX0moPa&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f998ca054efbdf2c25fe4a05bcb33bff6399b4b6a7ee9cf98

    Or, you can send a check via mail to:

    Just Ask Foundation
    c/o Reggie Bibbs
    4918 Heatherbloom
    Houston, TX 77096

    Any and all contributions are encouraged and very much welcome as we are running at a deficit and need to buy more t-shirts and upgrade our computer gear to at least 1996 standards!

    All donors will receive a dated letter or receipt on Just Ask Foundation letterhead showing the donor’s name, amount of donation and signature. A copy of our 501c3 certificate will be included as well.

    Comment by Lou | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  45. on comment 33 Shana Lou is allways on his period

    Comment by Shelley | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  46. I’m a writer. I may finish a sentence on a period, comma, question mark…all kinds of punctuation.

    Comment by Lou | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  47. i like to randomly, place. all :all of types, of punctuation> everywhere” especially ,,,commas. i put, them even when, they do not belong. i am also aware i am doing so, when i do it, (yeah i said i am doing it) but don’t care. i, love, commas,!

    Comment by shana | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  48. I know what you mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ask William, I love exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Lou | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  49. i prefer. . . to !!! but whatever floats your boat.

    I can’t wait till Saturday night. . .
    I have full intentions on inviting myself to do whatever you guys do after the derby.

    Comment by shana | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  50. We’re having a tequila-chugging contest in the hot tub with Wesson Oil and the Derby girls with their pets.

    Comment by Lou | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  51. Hi Everybody whats up I went to the dollar store and I was wondering what everybody had plans for weekend Lou better not be playing with the Reggie voodoo doll

    Comment by Shelley | April 16, 2009 | Reply


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