Sign-on Opportunity: Letter Opposing Proposed Restrictions on Charitable Deductions

by Rebecca Farley on November 29, 2012

The National Council has signed on to a letter by the nonprofit group Independent Sector which highlights the importance of preserving the charitable deduction and protecting programs that serve low-income Americans.

The letter notes the importance of charitable contributions to nonprofit businesses that invest in our nation’s communities and urges Congress to preserve the deduction in its fiscal cliff negotiations. The National Council has signed on to this letter and encourages our member organizations to add their names as well. To sign on, contact Geoff Plague at or 202-467-6181 by Friday, November 30.


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Robert J Wehr December 9, 2012 at 5:45 am

I am happy that the National Council has signed on to a letter to oppose major changes in the credit that is allowed to individuals, businesses, and foundations for charitable deductions and I and my agency, St. Joseph Orphanage, fully support the opposition to changes in this particular area. We are a 300 staff strong, 80 foster parent, $19.7 million dollar behavioral health, residential treatment, and special education agency in Cincinnati. Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Steve Chabbot, Sen. Rob Portman, and Sen. Sherrod Brown are all aware of our work and I think are aware of how adversely changes in the area of charitable deduction allowance would adverse affect our clients and our mission.
Robert J. Wehr, Ph.D, Executive Director, St. Joseph Orphanage


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