From: Michael Ludgardo <>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 1:55 PM
To: Salvatore Garozzo
Cc: Armando Contreras; Anita Porco
Subject: The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 5771)

Hello UCP executives and leadership staff:


Our board chair, Diane Wilush, would like to share an important and timely update in regards to charitable giving for our affiliates:


According to the latest report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), charitable giving has taken a hit in 2018. The cause for this trend appears to be provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in 2017, that significantly curtailed tax incentives for donors. At the time it was being debated, experts predicted that the new law would cost nonprofits $11-20 billion in expected donations. Unfortunately, that forecast now appears accurate.


Non Profit Members can influence this legislation authored in the House  H.R. 5771. The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, would amend the tax code to give all taxpayers the opportunity to make tax-deductible donations, restoring a powerful donor benefit that has helped nonprofits meet their goals, and make a greater impact, for over a century.


Non Profit  members are encouraged to shared this information with their Boards and Community friends and families. To take action click here  


The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has developed a Policy Call-to-Action, please click here to read the article. 

For a visual explanation of the decrease in donor giving in 2018, please click here to access AFP’s graph report. 

If you have any questions or would like to comment on this issue, please feel free to respond.

Kind regards,

Michael L.

United Cerebral Palsy, Life without limits for people with disabilities Facebook

Michael Ludgardo
Manager of Development
(202) 973-7133
1825 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006

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