2013 to Present

In October 2014 the law firm Richards Layton & Finger, Inc. received a letter from the US Internal Revenue Service, which stated that The Maurice Rohrbach Fund (“MRF”) had been granted tax-exempt status retroactively dating to March 4, 2013. The efforts by Mr. Donald Spark at Richards Layton & Finger in assisting the MRF with the preparation of the By-Laws and the filing for non-profit status is gratefully acknowledged by the Board of Directors of The Maurice Rohrbach Fund. Since becoming a non-profit organization, its membership has grown considerably. The MRF contracted the design of a corporate logo, and a web designer was hired to develop its website.

2013

On March 4, 2013 the MRF was formally incorporated.

2014

On October 24 the US Internal Revenue Service sent a letter of approval of non-profit status of the MRF effective March 4, 2013. Hence, charitable donations made to the MRF are exempt from taxation. The efforts by Mr. Donald Spark at Richards Layton & Finger in assisting the MRF with the preparation of the By-Laws and the filing for non-profit status is gratefully acknowledged by the Board of Directors of The Maurice Rohrbach Fund. In December the MRF co-sponsored the performance of the famed Swiss mime group Mummenschanz at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

2015

Co-sponsored a concert by the prominent jazz harmonica player Gregoire Maret on April 18 at the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.

2016

Co-sponsored the exhibit entitled, “Magic of Color/Power of Signs,” by the influential 20th-century Swiss graphic designer, Armin Hofmann.

This exhibit was one of the main attractions of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Graphic Design program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, which was founded by Kenneth J. Hiebert, a former student of Hofmann at the Gewerbeschule in Basel. On Sunday, October 2, the Consulate of Switzerland in Philadelphia and The Maurice Rohrbach Fund jointly hosted a guided tour of the exhibit by Hans-Ulrich Allemann, another former student of Hofmann.

2017

The new website was launched in December, 2017.