The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association has gained nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service. The Crown Point-based organization, which works to advance the careers of women throughout the northwest Indiana region, says it now has federal income tax exemption as a public charity.
The association says the status allows donors and supporting organizations to now deduct contributions made to the NWIIWA.
“This is an incredible day and a major milestone for all of NWIIWA and its members,” said Erica Dombey, board chair of the NWIIWA. “We’ve been working to attain 501(c)(3) status for nearly two and a half years. Now, every individual or company that chooses to support women in our region will have the added ability to make deductions for their contributions on their taxes. This will only help to further NWIIWA’s mission to deliver more high-quality educational and professional opportunities that augment careers and create bright futures.”
In addition to its nonprofit status, the association also announced the 120 finalists for its 11th annual Influential Women Awards Banquet, which will be held in September at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville. You can view the complete list of 2022 finalists by clicking here.