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File #: 20-1866    Version: 1 Name: 12/21/20 - BINC Charitable Gaming
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/21/2020 Final action: 12/21/2020
Enactment date: 12/21/2020 Enactment #: R-20-470
Title: Resolution Recognizing the Book Industry Charitable Foundation as a Civic Nonprofit Organization Operating in Ann Arbor for the Purpose of Obtaining a Charitable Gaming License
Attachments: 1. Charitable Gaming - Book Industry Foundation.pdf, 2. BINC_Charitable Gaming License - Ann Arbor Application - Fillable.pdf, 3. IRS Tax Exemption Letter_Binc.pdf
Title
Resolution Recognizing the Book Industry Charitable Foundation as a Civic Nonprofit Organization Operating in Ann Arbor for the Purpose of Obtaining a Charitable Gaming License
Memorandum
To obtain a charitable gaming license under Michigan law, a nonprofit organization is required to submit a resolution from its local governing body recognizing it as a community-based organization.

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 civic nonprofit organization that seeks to assist booksellers in need. Their mission is to assist bookstore and comic store employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.

Passage of the attached resolution will allow the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to hold an online bingo, on February 19, 2021. Passage of this resolution is required in order to obtain final approval from the Charitable Gaming Division of the Bureau of State Lottery for this event and any future events.
Staff
Prepared by: Steve Gerhart, Deputy City Clerk
Reviewed by: Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Reviewed by: John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator
Approved by: Tom Crawford, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, P.A. 382 of 1972, as amended, requires that local civic nonprofit organizations be recognized by resolution adopted by the local governmental subdivision in which the organization conducts its principal activities and that a copy of said resolution be filed with any application for a license to conduct a bingo, raffle or charity game(s);

Whereas, The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has requested that it be recognized as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license; and

Whereas, The Book Industry Charitable Foundation of Ann Arbor is a local civic nonprofit organization as defined by P.A. 382 of 1972, as amended, which should be recognized for its assistance to bookstore and comic store employees in need across the United States;

RESOLVED, That ...

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