Over the past three years, the AWAC Working Group and then the AWAC Executive Board worked diligently to certify AWAC as a 501(c)(3) organization, and on November 27, 2019, we received word that our application has been accepted!
This certification means that AWAC is recognized as a non-profit organization by the IRS, is exempt from federal income taxes, and is able to receive tax-deductible donations. This certification process was complicated, as it required many hours developing documents, meeting with a lawyer, scrutinizing forms, and learning legalese.
AWAC is indebted to Past Chair Jeff Galin for spearheading this process. Since December 2016, Jeff worked closely with the lawyer to first certify AWAC as a non-profit holding company in the State of Florida and then as a 501(c)(3) organization. Jeff kept the ball rolling for these three years, paying attention to every detail throughout the process, facilitating conversations within the AWAC Executive Board, and acting as a liaison with the lawyer. We thank you, Jeff!