The major event is the filing of the 501(c)(3) application (nonprofit) on February 20, 1997, with the U.S. International Revenue Service. This means that, once approved by the IRS, contributions to the World Citizen Foundation or its World Syntegrity Project will be tax exempt for those in the U.S. (Overseas donors are subject to laws of their respective states.)
The Foundation's main purpose is to educate the general public on the subjects of world citizenship, human rights, and evolving world constitutional law.
WCF's projected educational activities are the World Court of Human Rights, Mundialization, the World Syntegrity Project (WSP), the Space Law Project, and the World Law Institute. Its media projects are the Internet's web site as a library of resources; video production and distribution; and book, pamphlet, booklet, brochure, etc., publication and distribution.
The Board of Directors understands the Foundation's purposes and historic mission; has a sense of responsibility to the world citizen constituency as well as to humanity; and has experience in the field of world citizenship, human rights and world law. The Directors are:
Francis Bourne, Washington, D.C., a Foreign Service Officer, State Dept. (Retired); Member, National Board of Directors, World Federalist Association;
Selma Brackman, New York City, N.Y., Director, War & Peace Foundation;
S. Gareth Davis, Burlington, Vt., President, NWO Publications; Founder, International Registry of World Citizens;
Troy A. Davis, Wedel/Holstein, Germany, Executive Director, International Network for Environmental Management;
David Gallup, Washington, D.C., General Counsel, World Service Authority;
Dr. Carol Sue Rosin, Ventura, Ca., Coordinator, World Space Commission; author; and
Joe Wronka, Springfield, Ma., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Springfield College; Director, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Project; author.
A vital addition to the Foundation will be a global Advisory Council to be announced in the next WCN.