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The Louisiana Diabetes Foundation is a donor
member type organization. A donation made vests membership for
the donor and the members of their family residing together.
Sustaining Members are individuals who wish to commit to support
our Diabetes Foundation on a sustained basis. Foundation Members
are those sustaining the organization with the highest commitment
Louisiana Diabetes Foundation
is a non-profit Louisiana corporation and has 501(c)(3) non-profit
status under the regulations permitted by the Internal Revenue
Service. This will assist the mission of the foundation to engage
in activities for the benefit of the association, activities
which are permitted as an I.R.S charitable organization. Contributions
given specifically for diabetes research are then granted to
an I.R.S. approved research entity selected by the Foundation.
At this time the research beneficiary is the Pennington Bio-Medical
Research Foundation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
It is the foundation's opinion
that commercial entities, having an interest in diabetes, and
contribute to the Louisiana Diabetes Foundation, may deduct the
expenditure as an ordinary business expense. We suggest that
you discuss each of these matters with your tax accountant if
you have any question regarding your dues, or "fee for services"
which may be provided to you by the foundation.