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Charitable Deduction—News

News stories we have highlighted and find of interest.

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Charitable Deduction

Charitable Deduction—What Others are Saying

Select opinion and thought pieces by experts, scholars, and leaders inside and outside of the nonprofit sector on the charitable deduction.

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Charitable Deduction—Stay Involved

ACR is engaged in protecting the charitable deduction through a number of ways.

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Charitable Deduction Central

ACR was established to promote the rights of donors and private foundations to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets and to defend against any initiative that seeks to use the legislative or political process to weaken that right to choose. 

Towards that end, we will oppose any legislative proposals that inhibit or diminish private charitable giving, which includes speaking up for a strong charitable giving incentive during tax reform debates.  To learn more about ACR’s guiding principles for tax reform, please click here.

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What Others are Saying

Interested in getting involved with efforts to protect the charitable deduction?
Contact William Coughlin ( for more information.

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Charitable Deduction—Proposals

Proposals to eliminate or limit the deduction for charitable gifts.

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Coalition Letters

ACR belongs to the Charitable Giving Coalition, a coalition of a broad cross-section of diverse nonprofit organizations and national associations that support the nonprofit mission. The coalition is dedicated to preserving the charitable giving incentive in federal tax law, which helps the nation’s charities receive the funds necessary to fulfill their essential missions.

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Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference

Date: February 28, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Event: Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference

Sue Santa will join Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; and Latonya Slack, Senior Program Officer, California Democracy Program, The James Irvine Foundation for a panel discussion of policy issues.

For more details on this event please visit the SCG website:


Something You Haven’t Heard About the Super Committee

Consider This…

The late Congressman Mo Udall (D-AZ) once quipped, “Everything has been said but not everyone has said it.”  In the case of the Super Committee, we believe that while much has been said, not everything has been said.

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Charitable Deduction | Federal

ACR Newsletter 12.16.11

The latest edition of the ACR newsletter is available below. Here are highlights:

Washington Roundup:

  • Payroll Tax
  • Funding the Government

Consider This:Something You Haven’t Heard About the Super Committee

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ACR, Nonprofit Leaders Send Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Potection of Giving

Letter Reinforces Economic Importance of Incentives to Give and the Nonprofit Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A broad coalition of nonprofit leaders sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee today, reinforcing the importance of protecting the charitable deduction and incentives to give with year-end giving in full swing, the recent failure of the Super Committee, and tax reform inevitably on the horizon.

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