We have compiled many of the questions that were asked during the annual meeting, along with answers and whom to contact for more information.
Contact Sandi Gabe, Director, Communications @[email protected] for more information.
Do you have the panelists’ contact info?
- Jane Niemeier, Co-President – [email protected]
- Cathy Foxhoven, Co-President – [email protected]
- Dianne Owens, President-Elect and AAUW Fund – [email protected]
- Roli Wendorf, CFO – [email protected]
- Lynne Batchelor, Secretary and Program Co-Chair – [email protected]
- Judy Cavin Brown, Program Co-Chair – [email protected]
- Marlene Cain, Speech Trek Chair – [email protected]
- Kim Churches, AAUW National CEO – [email protected]
You’ll find a list of state leaders, their subject areas, and a link to their email on the AAUW California website HERE.
Where can I download the meeting materials?
Some details, such as the State Named Gift Honoree ,were deliberately omitted from the PowerPoint presentation released prior to the meeting, but are included in the version now available on our website HERE.
State Project Grant
Contact Carol Holzgrafe, Director, Oversight Committee at [email protected] for more information.
Who were the two $500 State Project grant winners?
- Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista Branch for “GovTrek”
- Mariposa Branch for “Tech Connect: Multi-Media Messages
Programs submitted for consideration can be found HERE.
Contact Roli Wendorf, CFO at [email protected] for more information.
What is the difference between 501(c)(3( and a 501(c)(4) organizations?
501(c)(3) is philanthropic and 501(c)(4) is a general nonprofit organization. Our public policy activities are not allowed under 501(c)(3) designation.
What does UBS stand for?
UBS is the financial services firm managing the funds (like JPMorgan Chase or Morgan Stanley).
What % has our portfolio lost?
Compared to its value on July 1, 2019, our portfolio has lost 2.71% in value.
Kim Churches’ Presentation
Contact Kim Churches, AAUW National CEO at [email protected] for more information.
Is Kim’s PowerPoint available?
Kim Churches’ “State of the Association” presentation is available HERE. Also, Kim will be taping a virtual state convention speech for all AAUW members in a couple of weeks that will also be on the website.
Where can we find the interview with Kim Churches and Dianne Rehm from last week?
The interview can be found on the AAUW website HERE.
What are we doing with the Coca-Cola Foundation funds for Work Smart/Start Smart since we’re not holding workshops?
Last year, the grant enabled the expansion of AAUW’s training programs, including the development of an online version of the Work Smart salary negotiation course. This year, the focus will be on delivering the programs to college and university students, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni networks, with a particular focus on historically black colleges and universities. Kim Churches is in contact with the Coca-Cola Foundation weekly and they are completely comfortable/supportive of how we are working virtually at AAUW National on the Coca-Cola Foundation grant.
Contact Lynne Batchelor and Judy Cavin Brown, Directors, Program Committee Co-Chairs at [email protected] for more information.
How do we participate in the Program Recognition program?
Contact Lynne Batchelor and Judy Cavin Brown at [email protected] for more information.
Contact Kathi Harper, Director and Sue Miller Co-Public Policy Chairs, at [email protected] for more information.
What are the 24 bills that AAUW California is supporting?
A list of the current priority bills and the status of those bills can be found on the CapitolTrack webpage HERE
Contact the SPF board at [email protected] for more information.
What is SPF?
The AAUW California Special Projects Fund (SPF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation that supports AAUW California projects and AAUW California branch projects and local scholarship programs. For complete information about SPF and its function, visit the SPF website HERE.
Contact Susan Negrete and Alice Hilll, Tech Trek Committee Co-Chairs at [email protected] for more information.
Has a decision been made about whether girls selected to attend 2020 Tech Trek camps will instead go to camp in 2021, or if a new group will be chosen next year?
Our Tech Trek State Coordinators, Susan Negrete and Alice Hill, have consulted branch Tech Trek coordinators and camp directors and briefed the State Board of Directors.
The Board reviewed and accepted the survey results and reached the majority decision that 2020 students shall not attend the 2021 camps.
Amendment Motion to Articles of Incorporation: (motion passed)
The AAUW California Board of Directors moves to amend the Articles of Incorporation of AAUW California by deleting the current Article 4: Charitable Organizations and Article 5: Charitable Dedication of Assets and replacing with a new Article 4: Tax Exempt Status and Article 5: Dissolution.
This motion corrects a clerical error that occurred when the Articles were refiled in November 2019. This motion brings the Articles into alignment with the tax designation of the Corporation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(4) entity.
Current Article 4: Charitable Organizations
4.1 The Corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and shall carry out its charitable purposes through its direct activities and through distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Corporation Shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal tax income under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
4.2 No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall consist of carrying on lobbying or propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.
New Article 4: Tax Exempt Status
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Articles of Incorporation, the Corporation shall not directly or indirectly carry on any activity that would prevent it from obtaining exemption from federal income taxation as a corporation described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, or cause it to lose such exempt status.
No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to any member, director, or officer of the corporation, or any other private person, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered to or for the Corporation and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article 3 hereof.
Current Article 5: Charitable Dedication of Assets
5.1 The property of the Corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of the Corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.
5.2 Upon the dissolution or winding u of the Corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of the Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Reve8ne Code, as amended.
New Article 5: Dissolution
Upon dissolution or winding up of the Corporations, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of the Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.