For the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, success means measurable improvements in the communities we serve. Setting high standards for ourselves and our musical excellence is critical for that success.
Annually, we certify our adherence to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity, and operations. Specifically, the Chorus must meet the following:
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as corresponding provisions of other applicable states, local or foreign laws, or regulations. Our IRS Determination Letter and State of California Certificate of Status are available for viewing upon request.
The Chorus is governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary governing board to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. The board is responsible for the Chorus delivering on its mission to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances which engage our audiences, build community support, and provide a dynamic force for social change.
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus follows locally adopted codes of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices, and full and fair disclosure. Our Conflict of Interest Policy is available to view upon request.
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus has adopted policies/statements to ensure volunteers and staff broadly reflect the diversity of the community served. (See our Statement of Inclusion).
Every two years, The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus conducts self-assessments of their governance, financial management, and impact on the community.
Public Reporting and Disclosure
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Inc. must file the IRS Form 990 in a timely manner. Our latest filed IRS Form 990 under our corporate name San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, Inc. is available upon request.
It always has been and continues to be the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus policy that employees, contractors, and volunteers should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of unlawful employment discrimination. All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, volunteers, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. Individuals will be selected for promotion based on skill and ability. Where skill and ability are equal, then the length of continuous employment will be the determining factor. Additionally, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus prohibits unlawful harassment of its volunteers, employees, applicants, or independent contractors in any form. Complaints of unlawful employment discrimination or harassment should be reported to the Executive Director. In cases where investigation confirms the allegations, appropriate corrective action will be taken, regardless of whether the inappropriate conduct rises to the level of any violation of the law. No employee or volunteer will suffer retaliation for reporting, in good faith, any violation of Chorus policy or unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
The Chorus complies with all applicable local, state, and federal operating and reporting requirements. Our Articles of Incorporation are available upon request.
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