The LWVKA work is supported by member dues and donations, as well as contributions from non-members and businesses, grants, and sales of wares such as postcards, notepaper and selected voter education publications.
There are 3 aspects of the LWV:
The general fund is primarily for the integrated support of our local, state and national organizations. Thus, member annual dues to LWVKA are shared with LWVMI and LWVUS, making a member of LWVKA also a member at those levels. After paying member dues, LWVKA has approximately $5 per member for basic operating expenses, such as monthly newsletters, program flyers, office supplies, and postage, as well as expenses related to advocacy on issues.
Because voter education and service is our mission, LWVKA has a tax-exempt Education Fund which receives contributions from members, community friends and grants. The major expenditure from this fund is the non-partisan Voter Guide. It also supports voter registration, candidate and issue forums, and educational programs.
Also tax-exempt, the Endowment Fund is designed to assure the perpetuation of LWVKA educational programs. This fund invests in companies that are developing and manufacturing products for clean energy and conservation. This index fund promotes renewable energy, clean fuels, energy conversion, greener utilities and power delivery and conservation.
The League of Women Voters fills a unique role in our community. We appreciate the support of individuals who share our interests and make it possible for us to continue our programs. Contributions may be made by check to the:
- General Fund (LWVKA),
- Education Fund (LWVKA Education Fund)
- Endowment Fund (LWVKA Endowment Fund)
You may make a contribution on-line, or mail your contribution with your name, address and phone number to:
PO Box 2106
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-2106
To discuss transfer of assets, contact the LWVKA at 269-544-0303