Monday, September 10, 2012 was a very important day. It was the 29th wedding anniversary of our President/Founder Patsy Ann Joinnides and her husband James, sadly it marked the one year anniversary of our friend Steve’s passing; he lost his battle with esophageal cancer (for more information on esophageal cancer please visit www.ecan.org as well as www.degregorio.org) and it was the day we received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that inTouch Inc. was granted 501(c)(3) status as a public charity. This means that inTouch Inc. now has tax exempt status and contributions made to inTouch are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code.
We are in the process of sending receipts to those who have already so generously donated so that they will have those for their tax purposes in April. For those of you who have yet to donate, we are hoping this will be the incentive you need to do so.
Our plan at this time is to apply for grants, if you know of any available for not-for-profits please forward the information to us. Additionally, we are planning on hosting a fund raising event in the spring.
As of this writing we have donated a total of eight iPads, 4 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and 4 to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell; read We Are Doing It! on this site for more info and photos. We are in the planning stages of ordering four more for another large New York City Cancer hospital. To those of you who have so generously donated, thank you, we could not have done this without your help. For those of you planning on donating now that we are a 501(c)(3) public charity, thank you. Together we can make a difference.
TOP PHOTO: (left) Susan Karch, Director of Oncology Nursing, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell; (center) Suzanne Boyle, Vice President Patient Care Services, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell; (right) Patsy Ann Joinnides, President/Founder, inTouch Inc.