GETDOT had its beginnings back in 2005 when co-founders Scott Boles and Chip Ramsey assembled a group of friends they had made over the years through professional and business connections one Thursday night after work for drinks. The intent was to provide an opportunity for these individuals to get to know one another and develop friendships that might facilitate their individual businesses. As most of you know, the name “GETDOT” is an acronym for “Good Excuse To Drink On Thursdays.”
At the outset, GETDOT events were held to foster relationship-based networking opportunities. As the group grew in numbers, it became evident to its founders that GETDOT, as an organization, had the ability to benefit the less fortunate in our community. As parents, they were aware of many groups benefiting children that were in need of additional resources and chose to focus on that segment of the community.
A little more than a year ago, the first GETDOT Board was assembled to work toward moving GETDOT in this new direction. GETDOT was incorporated and the Board filed for tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of facilitating the charitable work which it hoped to do.
On January 20, 2011, the IRS approved GETDOT’s application for tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) and classified GETDOT as a public charity. The effective date of the exemption is April 26, 2010 and, as of that date, sponsorships and charitable contributions, whether cash or an item to benefit the children’s organization sponsored that month, are tax deductible.
As the organization has evolved, GETDOT has come to stand for “Good Excuse To Donate On Thursday” and members have generously contributed monetary donations, as well as items to benefit the children served by the organizations which it supports. Your continued support of GETDOT is much appreciated.
The GETDOT Board