About the ESA Foundation
Mission statement: The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education and to altruistic activities that make a positive difference in the world community. Voluntary contributions of time and money from ESA members, ESA Foundation members, and friends of the Foundation are the ESA Foundation’s sole sources of support. As a nonprofit, tax exempt corporation, the ESA Foundation supports the service and leadership programs and the philanthropic projects of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International. The ESA Foundation’s major emphasis is service to others, which is illustrated in its motto: Serving the World Community...Because We Care.
An Annual Meeting is held in July in conjunction with the International Convention of ESA International. An Open Board meeting is held annually to provide an opportunity for total participation by members. Two Directors will be elected during the Annual Meeting 2017.
Membership can be obtained by contacting the ESA Foundation Headquarters. The membership fee is $25 with an annual dues assessment of $15 thereafter. Life active membership is a one time $500 assessment. All dues are tax deductible. This is a public foundation for all persons who share its goals. The fiscal year for the Foundation is June 1 through May 31. In order to vote at the annual meeting the active member must have their annual dues before March 1. The following newsletters are available:
2014 December Membership Newsletter
2015 Spring Membership Newsletter
2015 June Membership Newsletter
2015 Fall Membership Newsletter
2015 Winter Membership Newsletter
2016 Spring Membership Newsletter
2016 Summer Membership Newsletter
Contributions to the ESA Foundation
Contributions may be designated or undesignated. Undesignated gifts become a part of the general fund. Designated contributions are used for the purpose designed by the donor. All contributions made directly to the ESA Foundation are tax deductible as “Gifts to Charity” due to our 501 c 3 charitable status under the Internal Revenue Code. You may either print out a contribution form from this site or use the online services to contribute with your credit card.
See the Chairman's State of the Foundation 2014-2015 Report.
At the request of the membership of the ESA Foundation, the annual Audit Report is available for perusal by visitors to the ESA Foundation website.
The Bylaws and Standing Rules are also available.
Reminder: The 2015-16 year is the designated time to make major changes to Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation By-laws. If you have any changes to propose, these changes must be in writing and in the hands of the ESA Foundation Parliamentarian no later than December 1, 2015.
Jan Jones, ESAF Parliamentarian
415 17th Ave. South
Brookings, SD 57006