We are Official!! Nanuet & Beyond has been approved by the IRS and NY State as a 501c3 charity.
The Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce has a created this successor organization as a way to enhance our community goals and objectives by expanding our ability to raise tax deductible charitable contributions and sponsorships through tax deductible individual contributions, matching grants, other foundations, and corporate donations, etc.
More specifically, Nanuet & Beyond will provide scholarships to students pursuing higher education, while providing benevolent assistance to individuals and charitable giving to non-profits and educational programs to the public.
As a point of reference, the average annual increase in college tuition from 1980-2014 grew by nearly 260% compared to the nearly 120% increase in all consumer items. In 1980, the average annual cost of tuition, room and board, and fees at a four-year post-secondary institution was $9,438, according to the Department of Education. That number has since climbed to $23,872.
Nanuet & Beyond will conduct this activity for young people in the community of Nanuet and local surrounding areas. Our initial impact will be to provide a significant contribution toward college expenses, perhaps starting out by covering costs of several classes or one full year tuition, or room and board for a qualified, deserving and in-need student. Our mission is to be able to increase that aid to several students and eventually being able to provide full college scholarships to qualified, deserving and in need students. Our hope in offering this scholarship assistance will be to encourage and assist students in pursuing continued education, which will increase their chances for success.
In addition to its scholarship and educational program, Nanuet & Beyond will conduct benevolent assistance and charitable giving by implementing assistance to individuals and non-profit organizations in crisis situations in the local community of Nanuet and the surrounding areas. The organization will help ensure critical needs are being met and that qualifying organizations can continue providing valuable programs.
Now that we are approved, we are working on all the basics of building a website (www.nanuetandbeyond.org) and taking advantage of avenues like Amazon Smile, establishing an email list, etc. to enhance awareness and fundraising and of course formalizing our plans to quickly move forward to have a significant impact toward these goals.
To achieve this ambitious endeavor, we are looking for volunteers from all walks of life and expertise to assist with awareness, fundraising and if so inclined to become a board member of Nanuet & Beyond to help guide us forward. If you are interested, please contact us at (845) 379-1095 or email@example.com