Help Protect the Work of the Poe Center & ALL Nonprofits

News media are reporting that the President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are seriously considering imposing new limits on the charitable giving incentive as part of a package to avert the “fiscal cliff.” Unless they hear a huge groundswell of opposition immediately, the ability of charitable nonprofits – everything from churches and synagogues to local food banks, cultural groups, Girl Scouts, and United Ways – to raise the funds they need to serve others may be sharply curbed for many years to come. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University estimates that this proposal would take away $2.43 billion a year from nonprofits.


Call the White House (202-456-1111) and the Speaker (202-225-0600) NOW and give the operator this message:

  • The 28% limit on charitable deductions hurts front-line charities serving people in need. Don’t hurt the helpers. Don’t limit charitable deductions!
  • Give your name, city, and state, and tell what the charitable deduction means to the work you do or the services you rely on.

Also send Tweets to @WhiteHouse and @SpeakerBoehner telling them not to limit charitable deductions. Consider this sample Tweet:
@WhiteHouse @SpeakerBoehner – Capping charitable deductions hurts communities. Say no to 28% limit! #protectgiving


Please help the Poe Center and ALL Nonprofits so we can continue to serve our communities!