I am pleased and excited to report that the IRS has determined we are exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)3. This means donors can deduct contributions made to the Listen Project under IRC Section 170. Additionally, we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522. The IRS has classified the Listen Project as a public charity under IRC Section 509(a)(2). With this designation, the Listen Project can expand both our physical archives and our ability to promote NE Ohio music through educational programming. In the past, many of you have offered to make a donation to the Listen Project. I filed for this designation because I wanted donors to benefit when choosing to support the mission of the Listen Project. Now that donations are tax deductible, I will be setting up a bank account for the organization. As always, thank you for your belief in what we are doing here and for your constant support.

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