Frequently Asked Questions
What is the American Association of Blacks in Energy?
The American Association of Blacks in Energy ("AABE" or the “National Association”) is a national, non-profit organization founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African-Americans and other people of color into the discussions and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.
What is the Greater Boston Chapter of AABE?
The Greater Boston Chapter of AABE is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established to further the National Association’s mission in the Greater Boston area and to help build the pipeline of people of color to enter into the energy industry. Specifically, the purpose of the Greater Boston Chapter is to:
Who can join AABE-GBC?
Membership in the Greater Boston Chapter of AABE, much like the National Association, is on an individual basis for the following:
How can I join AABE-GBC?
Provided that one meets the criteria outlined above, an individual may apply for membership by completing the membership application and presenting evidence of payment of National Association dues for the application year and paying the Greater Boston Chapter dues. Membership dues may be paid on-line at aabe.org under the Membership tab and completing the on-line application. A person may pay the local dues by check. When paying by check, the membership application should be sent to the Greater Boston Chapter P.O. Box and the check should be made out to AABE-Greater Boston Chapter, attention Chapter Treasurer. The address is AABE-Greater Boston Chapter, P.O. Box 51119, Boston, MA 02205.
What are the benefits of becoming an AABE-Greater Boston Chapter member?
There are many benefits of becoming a Greater Boston Chapter member, including opportunities to:
What are the membership dues?
Membership dues are $175.00 annually, which includes a member’s National Association dues ($100.00) and local Chapter dues ($75.00). For individuals who are currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students seeking membership in the Greater Boston Chapter, membership dues are $55.00 annually: National Association dues ($20) and AABE-GBC dues ($35.00). Please be advised that dues are applicable to the calendar year, i.e., January 1 through December 31 in the year in which they are paid.
Is the Greater Boston Chapter of AABE a recognized non-profit organization?
Yes, effective as of October 24, 2014, the Greater Boston Chapter of AABE is an Internal Revenue Service public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), and donors may deduct contributions that they make to the Chapter under Internal Revenue Code Section 170. The Chapter is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522.
In addition, the Chapter is recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a tax exempt entity effective as of March 13, 2015.