§501(c)(3) + §501(c)(4) = 1
On May 3, 2015 LWVOR Convention Delegates voted to combine the League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) and the League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund (LWVOREF) into one §501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, and keep a §501(c)(4) organization to be used in case of the need for extreme lobbying.
This will be an on-going process for sometime. This page serves as a source of information for state and local League members. Please check back for new information. If you have questions or comments, please contact the LWVOR office.
From LWV Wisconsin
The LWVWI and all of their local Leagues achieved a §501(c)(3) status several years ago. They have responded kindly to our inquiries and have been forthcoming with information. Here are some items they have provided.
State of Oregon
List of Leagues That Have Converted to §501(c)(3)
LWV Oregon Steps Required / Related To Consolidation
Pros & Cons regarding Consolidation
How To Convert to 501(c)(3) Draft 04142015
Per Member Payments (PMP) Tax Deductible Memorandum
League Myths About Advocacy
LWVOR CONVENTION 2015
Connect the dots: How much is your VOTE worth?
CONVENTION Is the biennial State Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Oregon which is held on alternate years to the State Council. The convention shall consider and authorize a program for action; shall elect the president, first vice-president, secretary, three directors (two-year terms), and three members of the nominating committee, as well as a chair of the nominating committee; shall adopt a budget for the ensuing year; and shall transact such other business as may be presented. Two directors to complete the second half of the current two-year term shall also be elected.
TIME & PLACE The 2015 State Convention will be held Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2015, at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401
The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) and The League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund (LWVOREF) are examining the possibility of consolidating the two organizations into one §501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit. The boards of the organizations recommend that membership vote to consolidate at the LWVOR Convention 2015. A §501(c)(4) organization named the League of Women Voters of Oregon Advocacy Fund (LWVORAF) would be maintained as a shell for an indefinite period of time. This change will require a 2/3 majority vote.