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JUST ASK FOUNDATION is now a 501c3!

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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!

April 14, 2009 Posted by | neurofibromatosis | 51 Comments