For Immediate Release: August 6, 2015
Contact: Gino Folchi, 1-916-323-9794
Attendees to learn about establishing and running nonprofit and exempt organizations
Sacramento – California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Diane Harkey is sponsoring a free nonprofit event in Fullerton with Assemblymember Young Kim, Assemblymember Ling-Ling Chang, Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Fullerton Mayor Greg Sebourn, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Fitzgerald, and California State University Fullerton.
“My goal is to give all nonprofits in this district the educational tools they need to succeed and thrive by understanding California’s tax system and laws. My office is working diligently to promote the education of nonprofit managers so they can focus on improving our communities,” said Board Member Harkey.
Event: BOE Member Diane Harkey North Orange County Nonprofit Seminar
State agencies and experts will educate attendees on how to succeed as an organization and how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws.
Topics include: Sales and use tax for nonprofits, employment taxes for nonprofits, and property tax exemptions available to nonprofits.
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Place: CSU Fullerton, Mihaylo Hall, Room SGMH 1502
Main Campus Address: 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton CA 92831
Mihaylo Hall Location: Corner of Nutwood Ave and Folino Drive (see campus map http://www.fullerton.edu/campusmap/)
Registration: Register online or call 1-888-847-9652
Assemblymember Young Kim:
“I am honored to partner with Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey to present this Nonprofit Tax Seminar. Nonprofit organizations play an integral role in serving those in our community through providing basic services and filling needs that may otherwise go unmet. It can often be difficult for nonprofits and exempt organizations to navigate the bureaucracy of government while aiming to serve these needs, and this seminar will provide clarity and tangible tools for doing so.”
Assemblymember Ling-Ling Chang:
“As the former President and CEO of the Youth Science Center, I’ve seen the challenges non-profit organizations have in navigating complex tax laws and cumbersome government processes,” said Assemblywoman Chang. She added, “Supporting the work of these organizations who contribute so much to our community is an important step in ensuring programs in education, arts, and human services thrive.”
Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson:
“My hope is that this seminar will equip non-profit administrators to efficiently manage their organizations and learn to comply with the State’s tax laws. This event is crucial to the betterment of Orange County, as non-profit organizations have a vital role in improving our communities.”
Fullerton Mayor Greg Sebourn:
“Nonprofit organizations offer services to the community which the government and for-profit businesses cannot or will not provide,” said Mayor Greg Sebourn. “Fullerton’s nonprofits do much of the heavy lifting in our community and provide critical services. Helping them to be successful helps all of us.”
Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Fitzgerald:
“Our communities are being improved every day with the help of local nonprofits,” said Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Fitzgerald. “I am happy to partner with Board Member Harkey in providing valuable guidance for the volunteer organizations that work tirelessly to make Orange County a better place.”
California State University Fullerton:
“We host the Board of Equalization’s Nonprofit Tax Seminar during CSU Fullerton’s Gianneschi Summer School for Nonprofits each year,” said Susan Cadwallader, Director of the Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research. “Nonprofits serve such an important role in our society in improving the quality of life in arts & culture, health, education, housing and more for so many. Our Center’s primary mission is to provide access to high-quality educational programs for the nonprofit community in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The BOE Seminar provides insights and expertise available from no other source and is a must attend event for those wanting to succeed in the nonprofit sector.
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Board Member Diane L. Harkey was elected to the Board of Equalization in November 2014 to represent the Fourth Equalization District, which includes approximately 9.5 million Californians located in the counties of Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, and a portion of San Bernardino County. Previously, Ms. Harkey served in the California State Assembly from 2008 to 2014. As a Member of the State Assembly, she served as Vice Chair for the Assembly Committees on Revenue and Taxation and Appropriations. Ms. Harkey graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.