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2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Mission Statement

Michael's Dream Foundation is a grassroots organization honoring the legacy of one of the world's greatest humanitarians. We continue to build on his great achievements by aiding children all over the world in their recovery by spreading LOVE and simple JOY. Working together with our partners, and other likeminded individuals, we are striving to help heal one million of the world’s children as he intended; one child at a time.

 

Corporate Structure

Management Team

Louise Greer
Kerry Ward
Dianne Haylock
 

Board of Directors

Louise Greer
Kerry Ward
Steven Hodges
Dennis H. Christen
Michael Gordon
 

 

 

Representatives

Michael's Dream Foundation employs a global network of volunteers. To obtain information on how you can be a part of the Dream, please visit our Volunteer page!

 

Organizational Core Values

What are Organizational Core Values? They are the core principals that guide our organization's internal conduct, as well as our relationship with the external world. These principals are what help determine each and every one of our actions, and is the constitution that we live by. 

 

Transparency – We intentionally share all corporate information that is important to our supporters, and non-supporters, alike; and we encourage, and engage with, constructive public input.

Love– We believe that love creates harmony and success in all facets of life; therefore we will always treat our coworkers, fellow volunteers and members of the community with love and respect.  

Fun – We enjoy having fun and celebrating the small successes on our journey to achieving our goals.

Integrity – We will always be honest and truthful regarding all aspects of our endeavors and strive to consistently offer the most accurate information available.

Communication – We maintain an environment in which volunteers and employees are encouraged to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding is shared among all involved.

Teamwork – We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for learning and growth.

Legal

Michael's Dream Foundation Inc.

Michael's Dream Foundation Inc. was registered as a non-profit corporation in the state of Pennsylvania on February 17, 2012 (PA Entity #4089238). To verify, feel free to enter Michael's Dream Foundation on this search page on the Pennsylvania Department of State website. Please see the section below for details regarding the determination of the US Treasury in relation to our 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity status. You may also verify our tax exempt status by using the Exempt Organizations Check through the IRS: http://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/. You will need to enter our tax ID which is 454714638.

Articles of Incorporation

Pursuant to the provision of the Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the undersigned incorporator hereby adopts the following Articles of Incorporation:

Article 1
The name of this corporation is Michael’s Dream Foundation Inc. (the “Company”).

Article 2
The name and address of the registered agent and registered office of this corporation is:

Christine Serene
xxx xxxxxxx xxxxx xx
xxxxxxxxxxx, PA 19335

Article 3
Michael’s Dream Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under the section 501 (c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The business activity for the Company is as follows: The solicitation of funds from individuals and organizations to support the said organization in carrying out efforts to plan, manage, operate, build, support, and/or other similar activities associated with childrens’ healthcare and wellbeing globally.

No part of the net earnings of this organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of this organization shall be the carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and this organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), and political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c ) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article 4
The corporation is organized upon a nonstock basis.

Article 5
The name and address of the incorporator of this corporation is:

Christine Serene
xxx xxxxxxx xxxxx xx
xxxxxxxxxxx, PA 19335

Article 6
The period of duration of this corporation is perpetual absent a provision in these articles setting forth a limited term.

Article 7
Upon the dissolution of this corporation, assets remaining shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

Article 8
The classes, rights, privileges, qualifications, and obligations of members of this corporation are as follows:

The corporation shall have no members.

Determination of the US Treasury Regarding 501(c)3 Charity Status

7/8/2013 Final determination letter received approving Michael's Dream Foundation for federal tax-exempt/charity status. For verification you may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request to see the determination letter, or you may contact the IRS toll free at 1-877-829-5500.