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The Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation is NO LONGER a "Pending" 501(c)(3) Not for profit Organization.
Today, August 28, 2014, we received our approval determination from the I.R.S. Retro Active May 15, 2011. Because of our somewhat unique situation and history, and that we did not hire any professionals in LAW or Tax to help us, it took us a little over a year to prepare our application. We poured over tons of documents, help files and made numerous calls to the I.R.S. to make sure we left no stone un-turned in the preparation of the FORM 1023 application.
Our board members prepared all 77 pages of the paperwork including financial, historical and future planning data. We had to go back to year 2005 of financials and the activities of the predecessor organization to prepare the data we presented to the I.R.S.
Our secretary prepared all of the financial data. She did a fantastic job and if not for her and the grace of our wonderful Lord, we would not have been able to complete this without hiring an accountant and tax lawyer. Her degree in accounting from U.N.O.H. has paid off in a big way. Thank you Kathleen!
We are starting to create memorial pages here on our web site to honor some of the 700 plus veterans from Allen County, Ohio who have given their lives for our country. It will be a long process but we have better control of the content and format then we do on facebook. We will add pages as time and content allows. We will not be deleting the facebook memorials and in fact will be adding more there also. You will find links under "Memorials" on the main menu bar.
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Monday July 15th, 2013. A day when lives turned upside down.
Staff Sgt. Zimmerman Memorial