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Tax Exempt Status Reinstated

posted Sep 7, 2014, 8:33 PM by LBOG AA
The Internal Revenue Service recently informed the Band of Gold Alumni Association that our tax exempt status has been reinstated, retroactive to include all dates which were previously revoked.  This means that any contributions made last year can now be legally deducted, and future contributions will be tax exempt as well.  Remedies have also been taken to avoid misdirected mail so that future renewals are properly filed and there will be no more revocations.

In other news, the Board of Directors has voted to expand the eligibility of the Robert R. Cotter Memorial Scholarship, based on the results of a survey sent to our members. Scholarship applicants can now include students enrolled in college, provided they are either family members of Band of Gold graduates under Robert Cotter, or graduates of the Largo High School instrumental music program.  Prior to this change only high school seniors were eligible for the scholarship.  Applications for this $2000 scholarship will be available on this web site later this year.  Please be sure to apply if you are eligible!