“We celebrate this Veterans Day for a very few minutes, a few seconds of silence and then this country’s life goes on. But I think it most appropriate that we recall on this occasion, and on every other moment when we are faced with great responsibilities, the contribution and the sacrifice which so many men and their families have made in order to permit this country to now occupy its present position of responsibility and freedom, and in order to permit us to gather here together.” -John F. Kennedy (November 11, 1961)
I’m very happy to announce that we recently received our 501c3 non-profit status! We, at the Worthington Foundation are very excited for what this means in the coming months! Thank you for your support over the years. We started the iHistory Project back in 2009 and it has been quite a journey.
When we started the iHistory Project, in the Fall of 2009, we looked to partner with other non-profit organizations in order to save the time of having to file to become 501(c)(3) ourselves, but because of the economic down turn, most organizations were not taking on new projects. So in June 2010, we hired a paralegal, who came highly recommended and whom we had worked with previously, to file our own 501(c)(3) application. Unfortunately, he led us on a wild goose chase for 18 months. He took our money and, to the best of our knowledge, he’s residing in Europe. It was mid-2011 before we realized that he was not doing the work he had claimed. This was confirmed a few months later when the IRS said that he had never contacted them on our behalf. Needless to say, that was devastating news.
It took a few months for us to untangle the mess he left behind. So, in January 2012, we again began the process of applying to become non-profit organization. However, this time was with a reputable company, thus, we are glad to report that in October, 2012, we (the Worthington Foundation) finally received our 501(c)(3) non-profit status!
Preserve our World War II veterans’ history while bridging the generational gap with today’s youth. Spread the word about the iHistory Project with your family, friends, and teachers, via Facebook, Twitter, etc. Remember to download our flyer (Click Here)!
For more details on how to get your teens involved with our iHistory Project, go to our website: www.Heroes-WW2.org
Talk again soon.
Project Director (iHistory Project)