Big “06880” News: We’re Tax-Exempt!

In just a few months since becoming a non-profit, “06880” has been more than just a blog.

We partnered with the Westport Library on an educational evening about Ukraine. We helped arrange a meeting between one of the Little Rock 9 civil rights pioneers, and students in Westport and Bridgeport. We sponsored the 1st-ever downtown Holiday Stroll.

And now that the IRS has granted us official tax-exempt status, we’re poised to do even more.

For 13 years, readers’ contributions have generously funded “06880.” Donations support all aspects of the blog, including writing, web hosting fees, software, and more.

Now — with donors receiving tax deductions, plus opportunities for corporate matching grants and foundation funds — we can begin hosting events; developing more community-wide educational, entertainment and inspirational programs; hiring writers for fuller coverage, and supporting worthy causes.

Thanks for your support so far. We hope our tax-exempt status eencourages other individuals, plus foundations, to help. Click here to donate. Click here for more on “06880”‘s mission, and our board of directors.

PS: Mark your calendar: Thursday, July 21. That’s our annual “06880” blog party, at Compo Beach.

And — thanks to our non-profit status — this year the town is allowing a limited number of out-of-towners (without beach stickers) in for free. See you there!

(Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

14 responses to “Big “06880” News: We’re Tax-Exempt!

  1. What wonderful and well deserved news, Dan! 06880 is one of Westport’s treasures and I look forward to reading it every morning from southern Vermont.

  2. I’ll be damned…congrats, Dan! Very creative.

  3. Carol Waxman

    Thanks for all you do to keep Westporters – near and far – up-to-date!
    Best wishes for continued success.

  4. Very cool. You certainly have been very service minded, Dan.

  5. Hedi Lieberman

    congratulations 🎉🎊🍾

  6. Karen Amaru

    Congratulations Dan! You are amazing and I enjoy reading your posts on 06880. Here’s to continued success!

  7. Gloria Gouveia, Unofficial President of the Dan Woog Fan Club

    Bravo, my Friend! Long may we rave about your unique take on the Town & your excellent journalistic skills. Rock on!

  8. E. Bruce Borner

    Congratulations Dan. Great news for us all and the hats are definitely Westport.

  9. Jessica Bram

    Well overdue. I’m not a big believer in probono journalism or writing (as you may know, Dan.) The whole town profited from your generosity, and uncompensated talent, blood, sweat, and tears. I encourage others to be similarly generous.

  10. Kim Plaut Sullivan

    Just WOW, Dan! Congratulations on your expanding range of success with 06880! I proudly wear my 06880 visor and look forward to sharing your news with Staples alumni and a new generation of Westporters in my family.

  11. Congratulations Dan. Just how cool is this?

  12. We are looking forward to the annual beach party! Had so much fun last year. What time does it start?