Mission: Tax exempt purpose of scott joplin international ragtime foundation is to recognize and educate the public about the life and work of scott joplin, a black ragtime musician who, while living in sedalia, wrote and had published the maple leaf rag. The exempt purpose is accomplished through a three day festival in sedalia, mo, which includes numerous activities: parades, concerts, dances and lectures. All funds at line 93 above relate to the funding of the three day festival.
Programs: All expenses relate to the festival. The festival attracts an estimated 10,000 people to ragtime concerts, dances, lectures, etc.