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It’s Official! We are Now a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization!

After coming home from the hospital I opened the mailbox only to find there was a letter from the IRS. We had submitted our application for 501(c)(3) in late April, and considering this was only early June, I had presumed that the letter was a denial. We were told that we would not receive a determination letter for up to 100 days after the IRS received our application. Since we had submitted our application just after the April 15th cut-off date for taxes, we presumed we would not hear back from the IRS until late in the summer.

As I opened the letter I dreaded what I was about to read only to be wonderfully surprised as my eyes skimmed over that first sentence, “We are pleased to inform you….” Tears instantly flowed as all of my emotions came flooding out, literally! All of the hard work had paid off, and this approval letter couldn’t have come at a better time! I know deep in my heart that this timing wasn’t just ironic, but rather a wonderful gift from my awesome son! Now we can really push forward with CTA and begin the process of expanding to other hospitals!!



One thought on “It’s Official! We are Now a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization!

  1. This is wonderful, I am so proud of you all for accomplishing this. I would love to be a 501 (c) (3) as well but that paperwork is so overwhelming. I looked at the pages and thought how in the world will I ever do this ALL on my own. Maybe someday I will jump in with both feet and organize it all.

    Posted by Amy | July 29, 2011, 10:00 am

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