Origin: Originated from the Northeast USA Wesley Committee, and was formed in 2014. Out of a need to bring together the various civic groups of like mind that are focused on contributing to the development of Dominica, but wish to do so in a cohesive and purpose driven manner.
Objectives: Identify and support programs that promote the island of Dominica in the areas of health, through the provision of medical supplies; education through scholarships to young Dominicans; community outreach with a focus on Dominican businesses and more mature Dominicans; and tourism through cultural and destination educational programs.
Founding Members: Five (5) representatives as follows of the Dominica United Cricket Club – George Seaman; Know Your Culture Dance Troupe – Sabeniah Mingo and the Northeast USA Wesley Chapter – Hyrum David, Bernard Brown and Sylma Brown. The Board of Trustees intends to expand the Board to include representatives of other associated groups.
501(c)(3) Status: The Association achieved 501(c)(3) status which enables donor to deduct contributions made to the Association under IRC Section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Sections 2055, 2106 or 2542. The Association is also recognized as a public charity under 509(a)(2) under the IRS Section 170.