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Forming a 501(c)(3) Exempt Organization


Please join us for a presentation discussing the ins and outs of forming a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. After the presentation, grab a drink and mingle with other innovators attending the weekly Venture Café Thursday gathering. 


  • Background on different types of charitable organizations - private foundations, private operating foundations and public charities
  • Requirements for forming a charitable organization
  • Steps in applying with the IRS for 501(c)(3) exempt status
  • Process for maintaining 501(c)(3) exempt status after it is approved by the IRS

Josie M. Metzler, Attorney 

3:45 p.m. – Registration
4:00 p.m.  – Program
5:00 p.m.  – Venture Café gathering

Who Should Attend
Business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, non-profit board members, startup employees, interested professionals.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Missouri and Illinois continuing legal education credit.

Contact Pam Clark at 314.345.6648.