501 (c) 3 merger
The People's Memorial Association was formed as a 501 (c) 4 in 1939. The PMA Education Fund was formed as a 501 (c) 3 partnering organization in 2008 so that members could get a tax deduction for their donations and we could have an part of the organization that could focus on education and advocacy work. After years of working so closely together for a common goal, the Board and Staff decided it would be best to merge and consolidate our operations.
We put together this video to explain this to the members at our 2016 Annual Meeting, and to ask for their vote.
After the tireless work of the People's Memorial Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff, the membership voted to approve the merger of the PMA Education Fund and Association April 9, 2016.