What is the Friends of the JSAC?

What is the Friends of the JSAC?
The Friends of the JSAC* (also known as Friends and/or FJSAC) was formed as a Texas non-profit corporation in early
2003. Shortly thereafter, the organization applied for recognition as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Service. Subsequently, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued franchise, sales and use
tax exemptions to the Friends. The organization’s fiscal year ends on June 30. As a result, the organization qualifies as a
full-fledged charitable organization; donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The Friends was formed for the explicit purpose of rasing scholarship funds for Texas youth. Current plans call for at least
three activities per year. First is a general and on-going solicitation of financial support from the general public. Second,
the Friends plan to sponsor a fund-raising bowling tournament each year. And third, the Friends will sponsor a cooking
team in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo™. This event is intended to provide a forum in which existing supporters
can make contact with additional prospective supporters, which in turn will increase the overall amount that the Friends
will be able to contribute toward scholarship funding.
Rather than establish its own criteria and procedures for awarding scholarships, the Friends will fund one or more annual
$18,000 scholarships through the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo ™ and scholarships will be granted under already
existing criteria and procedures. The Friends is a non-membership organization. There are no dues to be paid and no
one is considered “a member.”
The current officers serving the organization are:
Jen Marie Rau
Chairman of the Board
Hunter landers President
Ruth Burnett
Vice President
Carol Hudson
Secretary and Treasurer
If you would like more information about the organization, please feel free to contact:
Ms. Carol Hudson 281-362-8501
To make a commitment, please make your check payable to Friends of the JSAC (FJSAC) and mail to:
Friends of the JSAC
Carol Hudson
67 S. Longspur Dr.
Spring, TX 77380-2651
We accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa & Discover or you may pay online at www.fjsac.org.
* JSAC - Junior Swine Auction Committee, now known as the Swine Auction Committee (SAC)