Statement of Purpose
American Spaniel Club Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable
corporation, which qualified as a nonprofit corporation under Section
501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 under
IRS letter 1045 dated August 16, 1999. This letter permitted
the ASC Foundation, Inc. to be treated as a publicly supported organization
as described in Sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(vi) under an Advance
Ruling Period from August 16, 1999 to October 31, 2001, at which time
a final determination will be made. A copy of the IRS letter
1045 is available from the Foundation upon request.
of Purpose: As detailed within the ASC Foundation, Inc. Bylaws,
Article II, Section 3, the purposes of the Corporation is to:
and promote knowledge on the part of the general public of dogs in
general, Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular;
the understanding of the diseases, genetic anomalies and injuries
that affect dogs, Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular;
and promote the study of the character, history, genetics, breeding
and related characteristics that establish the Cocker Spaniel as a
distinct breed of dog;
and make available information concerning the proper care, treatment,
breeding, health and training of Cocker Spaniels;
to educational programs, veterinary research and other research in
furtherance of the purposes above;
engage in, advance and promote the rescue of Cocker Spaniels;
in, advance, promote and administer charitable, scientific and educational
activities and projects of every kind and nature whatsoever in its
own behalf or as the agent, trustee or representative of others, and
may act and assist and contribute to the support of corporations,
associations and institutions which are organized and operated exclusively
for such purposes and which are described in Section 501©(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code; and
do all things in furtherance of the items above or in any way related
to dogs, Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels as may be legally permissible
and in keeping with the tax-exempt status of the Corporation.
Board of Directors operate the Foundation through a four person Executive
Committee comprised of an Executive Director, and the Chairs of the
Finance, Grant, and Fund Raising Committees.
In addition, the work of the Foundation is completed through
four standing or working committees.
These committees are:
Statement: The American Spaniel Club Foundation, Inc., through
its Executive Committee and four working committees; Public Education;
General Welfare; Scientific Research; and Rescue, will support, promote
and implement the objectives of the Foundation as listed in the Statement
of Purpose and Article II, Section 3 of the Bylaws in the interest
of charitable, scientific and educational purposes and improve the
health, welfare and general advancement of dogs in general, Flushing
Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular.
Raising Committee - Mission Statement: As the revenue generating
arm of the ASC Foundation the Fund Raising Committee will support
and promote the objectives of the Foundation by designing and implementing
fund raising initiatives and projects throughout the country.
In support of this mission the Fund Raising Committee will:
and implement a three-year funding program and recommended budget
in support of the three-year plan.
committee members as necessary in the judgment of the Fund Raising
Chair to support and implement the three-year plan as designed.
periodically to the Executive Committee on activities of the committee
and progress and compliance to the three-year plan as submitted
and approved by the Executive Committee.
to the Finance Committee appropriate funding accounts to properly
identify and allocate differing purposes of revenues and donations
generated by the Fund Raising Committee in support of the overall
ASC Foundations mission.
Committee – Mission Statement: As the disbursement of funds
group of the ASC Foundation the Grant Committee will analyze and
recommend grants in support of the objectives and purposes of the
Foundation as detailed within the Statement of Purpose and Article
II, Section 3 of the Foundation Bylaws. In support of this mission
the Grant Committee will: