Announcement of CES Letter Foundation 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

The board of directors are pleased to publicly announce the creation of the CES Letter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

CES Letter Foundation was formally approved and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on June 1, 2015.

All donations made to the nonprofit on and after June 1, 2015 is tax deductible (US only).

CES Letter Foundation was created for several key strategic purposes:

  • Legal protection
  • Strengthening of non-commercial FAIR USE position
  • Entity that owns and contains all related non-Creative Commons work
  • Ensure the survivability and continuation of the CES Letter Project without Jeremy Runnells
  • Provide the resources and framework in empowering and liberating doubting Latter-day Saints
  • Provide real human access and contact for Mormon doubters or questioners seeking answers to their doubts
  • Provide a platform for more good in the world, especially within both LDS and Former LDS Communities

There's much work to be done. Your tax deductible donation is both needed and appreciated. You can donate below.

About the Author

Born and raised in Southern California, Jeremy is a seventh generation Mormon of Pioneer heritage who reached every Mormon youth milestone. An Eagle Scout, Returned Missionary, BYU alumnus, Jeremy was married in the San Diego Temple with expectations and plans of living Mormonism for the rest of his life.

In February 2012, Jeremy experienced an awakening to the LDS Church's truth crisis, which subsequently led to a faith transition that summer. In the spring of 2013, Jeremy was approached and asked by a CES Director to share his questions and concerns about the LDS Church's origins, history, and current practices. In response, Jeremy wrote what later became publicly known as the CES Letter (originally titled Letter to a CES Director).

The CES Director responded that he read the "very well written" letter and that he would provide Jeremy with a response. No response ever came.

“I believe that members and investigators deserve to have all of the facts and information on the table, to be able to make a fully-informed and balanced decision as to whether or not they want to commit their hearts, minds, time, talents, income, and lives to Mormonism.”

Jeremy T. Runnells

FAQs & Common Attacks

Interview with Mormon Stories

Part 1 On Growing Up Mormon and the Genesis of the CES Letter 
Part 2 Jeremy Discusses the CES Letter in Detail 
Part 3 Rapid Firing Round, Reaction to the Letter 
Debunking Mormon Apologists CES Letter