President’s Article January 2016

The by-laws of the BMW Car Club of America Foundation states the Foundation is “organized exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes as set forth in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.”

The Iowa Chapter has always had a charitable and benevolent purpose in which we have donated funds to several very deserving entities or charities. Most notable and of late, have been the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and the BMW CCA Foundation.

The proceeds of our charity laps from our 2015 Longest Day Driving School have been donated to the BMW CCA Foundation. The BMW Car Club of America Foundation was formed in early 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America. The Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity. The Foundation has currently raised more than $2,000,000 of a capital campaign goal of $7,000,000 to help secure the future of events such as Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Program, archiving the history and library of the BMW CCA and expanding the museum in South Carolina. The Capital Campaign is still in progress and all members are encouraged to give in order to preserve and protect the history and programs of the BMW CCA.

Please consider assisting the Foundation achieve its goals by making a tax deductible contribution. Your donation will help insure the future of all of our programs, such as Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Program and archiving the history of the BMW CCA. For more information regarding the BMW CCA Foundation and to donate, please visit


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