The International Herbert Marcuse Society is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA. The Society is managed by a Board of Directors, composed of scholars from around the world who serve on a voluntary basis.

In 2005, the Marcuse Society was initiated by the philosopher Arnold L. Farr as an informal gathering of engaged scholars interested in the writings of Herbert Marcuse. At the Society's 4th Biennial Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, amidst the Occupy demonstrations of 2011, engaged members began to consider the advisability of formally incorporating the Society. After a period of research and community consultation, Arnold L. Farr (University of Kentucky) and Andrew T. Lamas (University of Pennsylvania) incorporated the organization, on November 6, 2013, as the International Herbert Marcuse Society. On April 24, 2015, the Society received its tax-exempt determination letter from the US Department of thhe Treasury's Internal Revenue Service (IRS), thereby enabling the Society—as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, public charityto receive contributions that would be tax-deductible for its donors. In 2021, as the Society's endowment grew, it transitioned to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, private foundation.

The principal organizational documents and official certifications of the International Herbert Marcuse Society are gathered below for those affiliated with and interested in the Society.

Institutional materials, such as the Marcuse Society's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, the IRS tax-exemption determination letter, and annual tax filings, are provided below. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Marcuse Society.

Marcuse Society ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 2013 conformed.pdf

Articles of Incorporation / Rev. 2013

Marcuse Society IRS tax exemption letter April 2015.pdf

IRS Tax-exempt Determination / 2015

MARCUSE SOCIETY IRS Form 990 CY 2020.pdf

IRS Form 990-PF / CY 2020


IRS Form 990-PF / CY 2019


IRS Form 990-PF / CY 2018