LWVKA’s work is supported by member dues and donations, as well as contributions from non-members and businesses, grants, and sales of wares such as postcards, notepaper and selected voter education publications.
Three funds support LWVKA:
The general fund is primarily for the integrated support of our local, state and national organizations. Thus, member annual dues to LWVKA are shared with LWVMI and LWVUS, making a member of LWVKA also a member at those levels. After paying member dues, LWVKA has approximately $5 per member for basic operating expenses, such as monthly newsletters, program flyers, office supplies, and postage, as well as expenses related to advocacy on issues.
Allocation of Membership Dues:
Individual Dues $60
- LWVUS $32
- LWVMI = $23
- LWVKA = $5
Household Dues $90
- LWVUS = $48
- LWVMI = $33.50
- LWVKA = $8.50
The LWVKA portion stays in the General Fund.
Because voter education and service is our mission, LWVKA has a tax-exempt Education Fund which receives contributions from members, community friends and grants. The major expenditure from this fund is the non-partisan Voter Guide. It also supports voter registration, candidate and issue forums, and educational programs.
Also tax-exempt, the Endowment Fund is designed to assure the perpetuation of LWVKA educational programs. This fund is managed by a board of directors who are responsible for the investments. Currently, the fund is invested in low-cost mutual funds. Whenever possible the fund is invested in socially responsible companies.
Contributions made to any of the three funds help LWVKA fill a unique role in our community.
You may make a contribution online, or mail your contribution with your name, address, email, and phone number(s) to:
PO Box 2106
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-2106
To discuss Planned Giving or transfer of assets, contact Ken Manley: