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A seed...

Cyd Charisse Fulton, a poet in the Premier/Winter Issue, plans to host a luncheon for fellow artists in early April for them to workshop their recent works.  She will also use that get together to fundraise for aaduna.  If you have plans to raise funds, let  me know, and I will share your effort with the aaduna community.  I am sure everyone recognizes that each and every effort is a planted seed towards a bountiful garden.  And I appreciate that effort.

With Form 1023 filed with the IRS, I am gearing up to identify deadlines for appropriate grants, and then the task of writing grant applications.  In addition, I will start to reach out to local corporations regarding aaduna's viability for sponsorship.

I trust everyone is enjoying a wonderful St. Patrick's Day afternoon and evening. 

Another milestone....

aaduna, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit "pending approval."  All necessary paperwork is on its way to Covington, KY for IRS review and final determination.  This review can take a minimum of 30-60 days or an undetermined period of time if the file is assigned to a staff specialist.  The IRS allows organizations to operate as a tax-exempt organization while pending a final determination and receipt of the IRS letter stating the official tax status.    

Please keep aaduna in mind when deciding on donations to non-profit causes.

Now, on to the next task.

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This article appeared in the March 13, 2011 edition of "The Citizen," Auburn, NY, reported by Justin Murphy.  Many thanks to Tamara Madison, featured poet in aaduna's inaugural issue for her kind words and contribution to this article.