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American Spaniel Club Foundation, Inc.

Statement of Purpose

The 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.

Statement of Purpose:  As detailed within the ASC Foundation, Inc. Bylaws, Article II, Section 3, the purposes of the Corporation is to:

      Foster and promote knowledge on the part of the general public of dogs in general, Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular;

      Further the understanding of the diseases, genetic anomalies and injuries that affect dogs, Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular; 

      Support and promote the study of the character, history, genetics, breeding and related characteristics that establish the Cocker Spaniel as a distinct breed of dog; 

      Develop and make available information concerning the proper care, treatment, breeding, health and training of Cocker Spaniels; 

      Contribute to educational programs, veterinary research and other research in furtherance of the purposes above; 

      Support, engage in, advance and promote the rescue of Cocker Spaniels; 

      Engage 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 

      To 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.

The 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:

      Public Education Committee  
     
General Welfare Committee  
      Scientific Research Committee  
      Rescue Committee 

Mission 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.

  

Fund 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:

  • Design and implement a three-year funding program and recommended budget in support of the three-year plan.
  • Establish committee members as necessary in the judgment of the Fund Raising Chair to support and implement the three-year plan as designed.
  • Report 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.
  • Recommend 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.

Grant 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:

  • Establish grant procedures and applications for grants to be followed by those requesting Foundation moneys.
  • Analyze and recommend appropriate grants to deserving individuals or organizations in furtherance of the objectives of the Foundation.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee on activities of the committee and progress and recommend appropriate grants for consideration by the Executive Committee for formal recommendation to the ASC Foundation Board of Directors. 
  • Ensure any supported projects are in concert and present no conflict to the Foundations tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Finance Committee Mission Statement:  As the financial management arm of the ASC Foundation the Finance Committee will ensure the proper administration and management of Foundation funds and the proper accounting of revenues and disbursements in accordance with the IRS Guidelines for 501(c)(3) non-profit publicly supported organizations.  In support of this mission the Finance Committee will:

  • Operate in partnership with the ASC Foundation Treasurer to establish appropriate bank accounts, flow of funds and audit controls.
  • Develop and publish periodic financial reports for interested parties to ensure proper accounting for Foundation revenues and disbursements.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee and the Foundation Board of Directors on the financial well being and status of the ASC Foundation, Inc. 

Finance Committee ‑ Mission Statement: As the financial management arm of the ASC Foundation the Finance Committee will ensure the proper administration and management of Foundation funds and the proper accounting of revenues and disbursements in accordance with the IRS Guidelines for 501(c)(3) non‑profit publicly supported organizations. In support of this mission the Finance Committee will: 

  • Operate in partnership with the ASC Foundation Treasurer to establish appropriate bank accounts, flow of funds and audit controls.
  • Develop and publish periodic financial reports for interested parties to ensure proper accounting for Foundation revenues and disbursements.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee and the Foundation Board of Directors on the financial well being and status of the ASC Foundation, Inc.

 

Public Education Committee - Mission Statement: The Public Education Committee will promote public information, knowledge, history and general understanding of Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular. In support of its mission the Committee will: 

  • Develop a general plan outlining the areas and approaches the committee will take to advance its mission, and present that plan to the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Develop a budget outline in support of the committee's activities for approval by the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors regarding its activities and initiatives to advance the mission of the committee.

 

General Welfare Committee - Mission Statement: The General Welfare Committee will develop and provide information concerning the health, welfare, breeding and training of Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular. In support of its mission the committee will: 

  • Develop a general plan outlining the areas and approaches the committee will take to advance its mission, and present that plan to the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Develop a budget outline in support of the committee's activities for approval by the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors regarding its activities and initiatives to advance the mission of the committee.

 

Scientific Research Committee Mission Statement: The Scientific Research Committee will identify and support scientific, veterinary and educational projects that contribute to further understanding of diseases, genetic anomalies and injuries that affect Flushing Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in particular. In support of its mission the committee will:

  • Develop a general plan outlining the areas and approaches the committee will take to advance its mission, and present that plan to the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Develop a budget outline in support of the committee's activities for approval by the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors regarding its activities and initiatives to advance the mission of the committee.
  • Work in close partnership with the Chair of the Grant Committee in selection and analysis of potential areas that may receive the support of the Foundation.
  • Ensure any supported projects are in concert and present no conflict to the Foundations tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

Rescue Committee - Mission Statement: The Rescue Committee will support, advance, engage in and promote the rescue of Cocker Spaniels and related activities which directly support such rescue efforts. In support of its mission the committee will: 

  • Develop a general plan outlining the areas and approaches the committee will take to advance its mission, and present that plan to the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Develop a budget outline in support 'of the committee's activities for approval by the Executive Committee of the Foundation.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors regarding its activities and initiatives to advance the mission of the committee.

 


Foundation Organization Chart


Foundation Fund Raising Letter

To download the Foundation Fund Raising letter and donation form, click here.  The letter is provided in an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download a free version by clicking the link below.

 


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