Urgent Action Alert! Tell Congress to #Act4Good and Support Charitable Giving

November 12, 2015

Orchestras have sent hundreds of messages to Congress, seeking reinstatement of expired charitable giving incentives.  Please take a moment to speak up once more. 
As the clock quickly winds down on 2015 and donors turn their attention to end-of-year gifts in support of their communities, orchestras can join nonprofit advocates nationwide taking two simple steps to urge Congress to permanently reinstate policies that support charitable giving: 

  1. Contact Your Members of Congress to ask for permanent reinstatement of expired charitable giving incentives, including the IRA Charitable Rollover. The League's Issue Center gives you background information and the tools you need to quickly send a message, personalized with your story about the impact of charitable gifts made to your orchestra.
  1. Add your orchestra's name to a letter organized by our partners at Independent Sector by December 1, joining with other local and national nonprofit organizations sending a powerful, unified message to elected officials.

The IRA Charitable Rollover provision has expired five times since 2006, leaving nonprofit organizations with fewer resources to support essential work that improves communities across the country. In the coming weeks - and under new leadership dynamics - Congress will be deciding whether to reinstate the IRA Rollover for one year, a few years, or to finally #Act4Good by making the provision a permanent and reliable incentive for donors to give more.
Thank you for taking action!