We are a Nonprofit Corporation

Articles of incorporation for the chorus were files with the California Secretary of State on November 2, 2004. Our official name is Paradise Community Chorus, Inc. A "DBA" statement was filed with the County Clerk on the same day, and we "do business as" Paradise Community Chorus.

We have also obtained tax-exempt status as a 501 (C )(3) organization, which means:

  1. We do not have to pay taxes on profits related to charitable activities
  2. Nonprofit status is usually required for public and private grants
  3. Donors can deduct their gifts to us on their Federal and State tax returns
  4. Protection from personal liability and liability for the corporation's debts.
  5. Special postage rates are available to nonprofit organizations

Karen Romig
C-Note November 2004