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Zonta of Teaneck Bergenfield Foundation, Inc.

The mission of the Zonta of Teaneck-Bergenfield Foundation is the same as that of the Zonta Club of Northern Valley, NJ – to improve the status of women and to provide service at the local and global level. The tax-exempt status enjoyed by the Foundation insures that all money raised goes directly to those groups and individuals who need it.

The Foundation was formed as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt corporation in 2000, and has a board of elected officers and directors.

The Foundation is essentially the monetary service arm of the club. A service budget is prepared by the Foundation Board, and presented to the Foundation members for approval at the Foundation’s annual September meeting.

All donation requests go through the Foundation Board. After receiving suggestions from the members, the Foundation Board puts together a list of charities. The Foundation members then vote as to which charities will receive the monies collected through the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. The donations are disbursed at the May meeting of the Foundation.

An advantage of having a Foundation is that anyone – members, private citizens, companies and corporations alike – can contribute to the Foundation and the donations are tax deductible under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.