As a follow-up to a post I wrote a few months ago about the founding of the Des Moines European Heritage Association, I’m pleased to announce that we received our tax exempt designation from the IRS!
A few days ago, I received a notice from the IRS (delivered in a hand-written-addressed envelope!), informing me that the non-profit Carrie Gosnell, Theresa Edman and I have been working on for about 6 months has been determined to be “exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3.” We’ve come such a long way in one year!
Des Moines European Heritage Association has also been classified as a public charity. We’ll take it!
While we continue to spend a significant amount of time solidifying our Board structure and internal policies, we now feel confident that Christkindlmarket Des Moines WILL happen and we can begin planning the fun stuff!
Hope you can join us during the first weekend in December, 2016!