October 10, 2017
Philadelphia, PA - The Aqua String Band is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to Aqua String Band are fully tax-deductible. Aqua String Band is now eligible to to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden the band’s access to resources and strengthen its ability to support the Philadelphia Mummers New Years Day Parade.
“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major milestone for Aqua,” remarked President Michael Riddle. “This opens many doors for the band to expand fundraising activities and fully realize our goals as a charitable and educational organization invested in the Philadelphia Mummers New Years Day tradition. The all-volunteer, all-amateur Aqua String Band exists to promote civic pride, focus on community activity and encourage the art of playing and performing on a musical instrument in a living arts organization. Aqua String Band is dedicated the genuine representation of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band tradition.
The Aqua String Band tax identification number (EID) is 23-3012726. The IRS letter granting Aqua String Band its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. Donation inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org