On November 8, 2013 the Internal Revenue Service notified St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance, Inc. (BECA) that the non-profit organization is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Furthermore, BECA is considered a public charity under section 509(a)(2). The effective date of the exemption is retroactive to January 22, 2013 so all contributions made to BECA at the March 15, 2013 Annual Scholarship Benefit at BowlesLearn More →