PSIA-AASI Central Division really has two different corporations and two Board of Directors:
1) ASEA – Central (dba PSIA-AASI Central) is a nonprofit corporation in the State of Michigan with IRS 501(c)(6) tax-exempt status. It is the organization to which you pay divisional membership dues, and its Board of Directors is elected by PSIA-AASI Central members. The PSIA-AASI Central Board of Directors generally focuses on membership and certification issues.
2) ASEA Central Education Foundation (ASEA-CEF) is a nonprofit corporation in the State of Michigan with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. All members of PSIA-AASI Central are automatically members of ASEA-CEF. The ASEA-CEF Board is comprised of directors of PSIA-AASI Central with the addition of the PSIA-AASI Central representative to PSIA-AASI (National) and the Executive Director of PSIA-AASI Central. The ASEA-CEF Board generally focuses on supporting educational issues, public outreach, and funding for educational and safety programs. The Affiliate Program listed under Benefits is part of the CEF fundraising effort. Click here to learn more about the Affiliate Program. The CEF will also be offering scholarships for members to defray costs of education.
PSIA-AASI Central and the PSIA-AASI Central Education Foundation hire a management group to conduct its business. The Executive Director takes responsibility for the safe keeping of ASEA-CEF’s valuable historical information, Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, old tax information and donor information.