Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman reports she received a letter from the IRS yesterday:
We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.
This nonprofit educational public charity status for WWALS is effective as of our date of incorporation, June 8th, 2012. So all contributions to WWALS back to that date are officially tax-deductible.