PURPOSE & GOAL
CLASS (California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship) Fund, a not-for-profit organization, shall be at all times organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code. CLASS Fund is empowered to solicit, receive, and expend contributions; to provide scholarships, internships, and fellowships at appropriate educational institutions offering curriculums in landscape architecture and industry-related fields of study; receive and administer gifts and bequests; to assist educational and scientific research projects; and to grant and confer awards or citations primarily in recognition CLASS Fund supports, to every extent reasonable, the efforts, activities, and visibility of other landscape-related professional organizations to the extent given support is in line with its stated exempt purposes. CLASS Fund encourages involvement from the principals of firms in the green industry (landscape architects, contractors, suppliers, and affiliated members) to accomplish its goals and objectives through interaction and fellowship while generating operational and endowment funds for scholarship, grants, internships, and fellowships at institutions offering curriculums in landscape architecture and industry-related fields of study. Monies received fund our Endowment and grants described herein. Event funds cover annual operational expenses and scholarships. CLASS Fund is exclusively administered by volunteers. Members of the Board of Directors and committees are not compensated for services and CLASS Fund employs one part-time paid staff.