Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. ("MACC") is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Ohio on March 13, 2000.
The purpose of MACC, as stated in the Articles of Incorporation, is "to assist the victims of Childhood Cancer, their families, treating physicians and research facilities in the diagnosis, treatment and eradication of childhood cancer to provide financial assistance to the victims, their families and physicians and research facilities outlined above for the purposes consistent with the goal of the organization and to provide such service or services free of charge.
To perform all other acts, things, an exercise all the powers conferred upon corporations not for profit permitted pursuant to Chapter 1702 of the Ohio Revised Code as it exists or may hereafter be amended.
All the above shall be accomplished without regard to race, religion, creed, color or national origin."
On August 27, 2001 MACC received a determination letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service approving MACC as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. The U.S. Postal Service has approved MACC for Nonprofit Standard Mail rate mailing privileges. MACC has an Employer Identification Number from the IRS. MACC is registered as a Charitable Trust with the Ohio Attorney General's Office (Registration No. 02-3765). MACC's Annual Financial Reports are on file with the Ohio Attorney General's Office: The IRS tax Form 990, for non-profit organizations, have always been prepared in accordance with all IRS rules and requirements.
Headliner musicians donate their time and talent for the MACC annual benefit music festival. As authorized by the non-profit laws of Ohio, MACC does pay expenses to cover facility leases, insurance, musician travel and lodging expenses, base compensation for some musicians and other expenses directly related to the production of the MACC event.
MACC has donated $1,083,786.00 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the YMCA.
Adkins Productions, Inc., Darrel Adkins, and members of the Board of Trustees of MACC have received no salary, compensation or remuneration of any kind from MACC.
Joel Wesp, Attorney at Law
Legal Counsel for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
Gary Daubenspeck, CPA
Certified Public Accountant or MACC
Registration under Charitable Trust Act and the Charitable Organizations Act