The Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA) was established to encourage mutual cooperation between the United States military installations and units located in Pierce County, State of Washington, and the regional business and civilian community, and to support military health, welfare, morale, recruitment and retention activities by means of fundraising including for such purposes everything necessary, proper, convenient, or incidental to such purposes not specifically disallowed by law. PMBA shall exercise full control over all donated funds and discretion as to their use to ensure furtherance of the corporations charitable purposes. PMBA may make grants, contributions, or otherwise render financial assistance in furtherance of the corporations charitable purposes.

PMBA may make grants to any organization organized and operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whether or not the Internal Revenue Service has recognized such organization as exempt under that section. PMBA may accept contributions subject to the request or advice of a donor as to an appropriate use of the funds, provided such use would further PMBA's charitable purposes. Contributions to PMBA are deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes to the full extent permitted by law. The United States Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, includes the Pierce Military and Business Alliance in its "Cumulative List of Organizations" described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code which are exempt from Federal Income Taxes under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Identification Number 38-3675245.

PMBA President; Contact: carlene.joseph@harborstone.com