Past and present with the Jane Addams Peace Association.I'm delighted that this issue of Peace & Freedom is devoted to WILPF's history. The Jane Addams Laura Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was a founder of the U.S. Settlement House Movement and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Peace Association (JAPA) has been a part of WILPF WILPF Women's International League for Peace and Freedom since the Chicago Branch founded it in 1948. In 1951, JAPA began to carry out some of the educational programs of National WILPF. That same year the federal government granted tax exemption tax exemption, immunity from the requirement of paying taxes. Federal, state, and usually local law provide exemption from taxation for a wide variety of organizations, usually not-for-profit, such as churches, colleges, universities, health care providers, various to JAPA so that contributions are deductible for income and estate tax purposes.
Over the years JAPA has expanded its funding capabilities through the aid of many generous contributors and several major bequests, and we have financed more and more of WILPF's educational activities. JAPA is now defined as "The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Founded in 1915, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest women's peace organization in the world. It is a non-profit non-governmental organization working "to bring together women of different political views and philosophical and religious Educational Fund" and holds more than $3 million dollars earmarked for U.S. and International WILPF. JAPA owns the building at 1213 Race Street in Philadelphia, where WILPF's national office is based.
Our Board of Directors is comprised solely of WILPF women: 10 directors including the WILPF U.S. Section President(s) and the International President as ex-officio directors with voting rights Voting rights
The right to vote on matters that are put to a vote of security holders. For example the right to vote for directors.
The type of voting and the amount of control held by the owners of a class of stock. ; one past executive director of U.S. WILPF and one past executive director of JAPA. We also currently have an economics professor who (in her pre-parenting days) worked in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. as the international WILPF fundraiser. Our current board president is a past member of the U.S. WILPF board and daughter-in-law of a past international president. The board is rounded out by women who have been and currently are chairing WILPF campaigns and whose lives have been devoted to WILPF and the work of peace.
I hope I have helped clarify who we are and our relationship with WILPF. We are located in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of across from the United Nations and share offices with International WILPF's U.N. women. Please drop in next time you are in the area, I'd love to spend time with you and introduce you to our New York U.N. team.
Linda B. Belle can be reached via e-mail at: email@example.com.
Linda B. Belle, JAPA Executive Director
This Peace Education section is funded by the Jane Addams Peace Association.