Guys. Guys. Hey Guys. I read the MOST AMAZING letter ever last night and I want to share this with you so that you can freak out with me!!!!
Dear SKEPTICON, INC.
We are pleased to inform you that on review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the code. We determined that you are a public charity and the effective date of exemption is July 3, 2012.
Director of Exempt Organizations
I’ll translate that for those of you who aren’t tax nerds like me: We’re official!!!! We did it!!!! We’re a federally recognized charity!!!! This is HUGE for us because it means that new donors are more willing and able to give funds to us because they may get to write it off on their taxes. I know that personally, my big girl job will make a grant in my name to federally recognized charities if I do volunteer work. I’m gonna go fill out the forms as soon as I’m done with this as I’m pretty sure I’ve accumulated some time!
So pretty please, if you have a rich uncle looking to donate to a good cause or if you ARE a rich uncle and want to drop some money on us, visit our donation page. If you work for a corporation that will make grants to 501(c)(3) Public Educational Charities, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we will GLADLY give you any information your company requires to get them to give us dollars. If you’ve always wanted to help out Skepticon but don’t have the money personally, applying for grants is a great way to put in some effort at your leisure without costing you a thing.
There’s nothing stopping you now! Help us feed the dinosaurs and make the seventh Skepticon the best one ever! All the money goes right back into making your time with us as wonderful as it can be! We love you!!!! See you in 106 days!!!
-Rebekah and the Skepticon Team