Congrats to MALCS 2011-12 Officers
Chair Monica Torres in middle, surrounded by (clockwise from left) at-large representatives Brenda Sendejo and Ella Diaz, Treasurer Ester Hernandez, chair-elect Theresa Delgadillo, ex-oficio Keta Miranda, admin coordinator Lupe Gallegos, Secretary Judith Flores Carmona, Membership coordinator Marivel Danielson, and at-large representative Susan Mendez.
Not pictured: LBTQ Caucus Co-chairs Isabel Millan and Adilia Torres
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Fourth in the series from the Executive Committee
We know that many of you are interested in MALCS’s status as an organization. Of particular interest is this question: Are we a 501c3 organization? The short answer to that question is no. Currently, we are an organization registered in California operating under the fiscal agency of The Chicana/Latina Foundation (CLF), a 501c3 organization. If you’d like more information about this organization, you can meet Olga Talamante, the Executive Director, at the Summer Institute. She will be presenting a workshop on Friday, August 5, 9-10:15 a.m. If you aren’t going to the Institute this summer, please feel free to check out the CLF website. You can find it at http://www.chicanalatina.org/ What I present here is an explanation of our organization’s fiscal status.
A Short History
At its inception, MALCS thought of becoming an independent organization but because it was housed at UC Davis, it was under the auspices of the Chicana/Latina Research Center for many years. This partnership with the Center and the University was financially advantageous. While there were some donations that supported the journal, the journal was largely funded by the university. In addition, all financial business was conducted via the university.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Ada Sosa Riddell, our founder, registered MALCS as a state organization in California. She also established a bank account for our membership funds. Although Dr. Sosa Riddell and others looked into getting federal status as a 501c3, they did not complete the process.
As MALCS separated itself from the Chicana/Latina Research Center and the University of California, Davis, we began to conduct all our MALCS business via the institutions with which we had working relationships: the universities that organized our summer institute and the universities that hosted the journal. We were able to process all necessary financial transactions through these institutions. In addition, we were generating less than $10,000 a year. At the time, there seemed to be no need to pursue 501c3 status. Continue reading »Filed under General News, MALCS business | Comment (1)