Zarathushti Cultural Center (ZACUCE) is a non-profit organization in the State of New Jersey. The general purpose of ZACUCE, according to its by-laws, is to promote cultural religious and educational awareness and to primarily acquire/build a place to use as a Zoroastrian cultural and religious center for the members of the ZAPANJ (Zoroastrian Association of PA and NJ) community. The business and affairs of ZACUCE are at present managed under the direction of the Board & Committees. The Board consists of seven trustees, who are members of ZAPANJ. Detailed information about duties and responsibilities of the Board and Trustees is described in the by-laws available on this website.
ZACUCE has engaged in fundraising activities for the last several years. It has held three fund raising events consisting of dinner, dance, entertainment, raffle etc. Currently ZACUCE has plans for several active fund raising programs of which a couple - like the Shop-Rite card and Escript program - are in place. If you are interested in participating, please click on Ongoing Programs. We are always seeking new ideas and volunteers to raise funds. Please contact any member of the ZACUCE Board if you would like to participate.
ZACUCE has its monthly meeting on the first Sunday of every month at 10.30 a.m. except if it is a long weekend. In that event, the meeting is held on the following Sunday. Meetings are held at the individual members' homes and lunch is provided by the host/hostess. The meetings are open to all, please contact a board member if you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting.
We have several working committees. The list can be found by clicking on Board and Committees. We are always looking for fresh faces, new volunteers, new members, new ideas and we welcome a broad-based participation. If you are interested in serving on any of the committees please contact any one of the board members.
ZACUCE was incorporated in 2001. ZACUCE is exempt from federal tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3). ZACUCE's tax ID # is 31-1810009. All donations to ZACUCE are tax deductible. ZACUCE received its tax-exempt status in 2002. ZACUCE is also registered as a charitable organization in the state of New Jersey. ZACUCE files its tax return every year as of December 31 and is required to file with the New Jersey Charity commission. Details of the tax exempt/charitable trust registration number or tax returns can be obtained by a member of Zoroastrian Association of Pennsylvania New Jersey and Delaware (ZAPANJ) from any of the ZACUCE board member.
ZACUCE has its financial statements audited every year. Financial statements as well as other information about pledges and tax returns can be requested from the Treasurer. The names of all officers are listed on our Website under Board & Committees.
ZACUCE Center Plan
Download our brochure for more information (PDF).
- Center will be approximately 7,000 square feet.
- Will include prayer room, assembly hall, gardens, and play area.
- Conversion capability into classrooms
- Projected construction and maintenance reserve cost is $1.2 million.
- Projected timeline is approximately two years for completion.