Friday, November 9, 2007

Finally Official

After months--and I really mean months--The Lily M. Foundation Inc. is a legal entity. On October 22, 2007, the State of New York granted it nonprofit corporate status.

The next step is to apply for tax-exempt status. I have been promised that this is a much longer, more frustrating process that can take years. It's a step worth taking, so we'll do it.

I've been hesitant to push the foundation's programs until we were official. But, that's about to change. The scholarship program will have to be downsized due to financial concerns, but scholarships will be given next spring. Lily's Friends and Lily Pads are ongoing projects. The Lily Pads project is the beneficiary of December's charity knitting project for the online Knittinghope group.

I want to thanks Laura Wilson-Martos for designing the blog buttons for Lily's Friends and Lily Pads.

Check back to get the latest news of The Lily M. Foundation.

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