Friday, January 18, 2013

"It Can Be Done"

Dear Friends of President Reagans Chicago Home:

We did it! We incorporated in the State of Illinois on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.  Here’s our corporate purpose statement: 
Friends of President Reagan’s Chicago Home (the Corporation) is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or a corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law).  More specifically, the Corporation is organized to develop and operate a museum and center located at 832 E. 57th Street, in partnership with home’s current owner, reflecting the historical relevance of Reagan’s life growing up there and elsewhere in Illinois. The museum and center will also celebrate President Reagan’s historic accomplishments, highlight his suffering with Alzheimer’s, complementing mission of nearby Center for Care and Discovery, and provide educational and community-enriching opportunities.  Friends also intends to make a contribution each year to the other Reagan homes in Illinois underscoring that “The Ronald Reagan Trail” is one, with Chicago home enhancing the whole.
And, the good news is, we raised our first seed money today to cover initial costs of incorporation and other incidentals, but have several hundred dollars more to go.  If you wish to help the cause, you may send your tax-deductible contributions made payable to Friends of Pres. Reagans Chicago Home to P.O. Box 3772, Washington, DC 20027-3772. Or for those who wish to make a contribution that will arrive more speedily, you may use PayPal by using donate button in the upper right.

President Reagan talking to Senator Alphonse D'Amato, with the
"It Can Be Done" gold inscribed dark red leatherette placard in the foreground.
With your support, we’re on our way to winning one more for the Gipper!

As Ronald Reagan always said, “It can be done.”

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,
Mary Claire Kendall
Acting President/CEO
Friends of President Reagans Chicago Home

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