News Release

Contact: Francis Taylor
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2016
NR 94-16-H

Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium Comes to San Gabriel Valley

Irwindale – Strategies for successful fundraising will be one of the featured topics at a free nonprofit empowerment symposium at the Southern California Edison Energy Education Center on Monday, December 5. The seminar will highlight a variety of approaches and techniques that can help local nonprofits build infrastructure, learn about tax credits, and finance their vision. Topic highlights include grant writing strategies, using employment tax credits to build staffing, and financing affordable housing.

Jerome E. Horton, Member, Third District, California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will host the event in collaboration with California Educational Solutions. Featured speakers include Regina Birdsell of the Center for Nonprofit Management, Chris Cagle of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Jan Perry of the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, Tony Salazar of McCormack Baron Salazar, Cathleen Kiritz of the Grantsmanship Center, and Hilda Kennedy of the AmPac Tri State Certified Development Company.

"My goals are to help California nonprofits capitalize on available tax credits and to offer strategies and solutions that will help them achieve their missions," Member Horton said.

The seminar will be held on Monday, December 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Southern California Edison Energy Education Center, located at 6090 North Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Free parking is available. Those interested in attending are invited to register online or by calling toll-free 1-888-847-9652.

Re-elected in 2014, Member Jerome E. Horton is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. He was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 2010. Member Horton also serves as the Board of Equalization's Property Tax Committee Chair. He is the first to serve on the Board of Equalization with more than 21 years of experience at the BOE. Horton previously served as an Assembly Member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.