Expanding Charitable Giving

moneyCongressional leaders are being urged by religious leaders to encourage rather than constrain charitable giving in the midst of the current “fiscal cliff” or future tax reform deliberations.

Charitable deductions have been a public policy that has proven its worth for nearly a century. Religious and charitable organizations help the hungry, hurting, addicted, and vulnerable in the United States and abroad. They serve a public need effectively in times of normal stress, as well as natural disasters. Any restriction of the charitable tax deduction could be devastating to their efforts.

Dr. Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, also insists, “Rather than capping or otherwise constraining this longstanding deduction, the federal government ought to expand opportunities for the charitable impulse of Americans to thrive.”

As a non-profit, religious organization ourselves, we agree!

Please call (and encourage others to call):
President Barack Obama (202-456-1414) or (202-456-1111),
Speaker of the House John Boehner (202-225-0600),
and your Member of Congress.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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