Dear 2017-18 Sponsors and Donors:
- If you would like to become a sponsor of American Medical Student Association University of Houston Premedical Honors Chapter contact Mr. Ozair Ghulam , Sponsorship & Philanthropy Director at AMSA.Houston@gmail.com
“Per IRS rules, nonprofits can acknowledge sponsors by mentioning or displaying the following: company name, company logo, product lines and contact information (address, phone number, web address). Nonprofits are also permitted to mention slogans and value-neutral descriptions of a sponsor’s goods or services in acknowledging their support. In addition, nonprofits can display or distribute a sponsor’s products to the general public at the sponsored activity or event.” – Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP
At this time, we do not have an advertisement program, as such would require up to 45% of monies paid into taxes and more money for legality issues. We are a non-profit student run organization. We do not get funding from UH like some other organizations do. We have fundraisers such as bake sales and in the past have only gotten a couple of scholarships from one MCAT prep company on behalf of our national organization’s agreement with that company. We are well aware that other premedical organizations and counselors get multitudes of MCAT Prep Courses donated to them to use however they want to. We have not been approached with the likes of such scholarships.
We can accept donations, grants, scholarships, and sponsorship from most any industry. In order to honor our national organization’s agreement we must exclude other MCAT prep course sponsorship and pharmaceutical sponsorship.
If you are an MCAT prep company, you are welcome to make a donation of funds or a scholarship. If you would like to set up your own display and man a table with one of your representatives at one of our general meetings, you are welcome to make arrangements. However, we cannot announce your company name, or distribute your company materials directly as that would be sponsorship. Your representative cannot display prices or compare itself to other companies or actively sell and we cannot endorse any company because that would be advertising which we do not do.
- If you wish to donate scholarships please contact Mr. Ozair Ghulam , Sponsorship & Philanthropy Director at AMSA.Houston@gmail.com
- Charitable Contributions,
In general, contributions to 501(c) organizations other than organizations described
in section 501(c)(3) of the Code are NOT deductible as charitable contributions for
federal income tax purposes. Donations to certain non-501(c)(3) organizations are
deductible as charitable contributions.
These include donations to:
n 501(c)(4) fire companies (for public purposes),
n cemetery companies which are not earmarked for the care of a particular
lot or crypt,
n fraternal organizations for certain 501(c)(3) purposes, and,
n veterans’ organizations, if 90% or more of the organization’s members are
In addition, a non-501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization may establish a charitable
fund, contributions to which are deductible. However, such a fund itself must
meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3) and the related notice requirements
of section 508(a).
If the contributions are deductible as charitable contributions, substantiation
and disclosure requirements may apply. Read Publication 1771, Charitable
Contributions—Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements, and Publication 526,
Charitable Contributions, for details on the federal tax law for organizations that
may receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make
- If you wish to donate funds to AMSA UH Premedical Honors Chapter, for your convenience donate with the button below. After that, you will receive an official receipt from the Treasurer & President which can be documented and stored.
Revised – FGR 7/7/17