Take Action: Tell Congress to Protect Giving!

November 18, 2013

As Congress debates budget priorities and tax reform, charitable giving incentives remain at risk. For orchestras, a reduction in giving would be deeply felt by the communities they serve. As members of the nonprofit charitable sector, orchestras depend upon private philanthropy and civic support to fuel programs that serve community needs through music, education, health and wellness programs, and more.

Please contact your Members of Congress on “Protect Giving Day” - this Wednesday, November 20th - and urge them to preserve charitable giving incentives. The League is a lead partner in the national Charitable Giving Coalition and is joining advocates from across the nation in meetings with key policymakers on the Hill this Wednesday. You can do your part right at home. Tell Congress how charitable contributions support the unique, essential services your orchestra provides in your community and how much every dollar counts. Be specific, and let them know how even the smallest reduction in the incentive to give would damage your organization and the people you serve.

Thank you for your participation and for spreading the word! Complete information - including talking points, background, and a sample email message to Congress tailored specifically for orchestras - is available in the League's tax policy advocacy center, or click the link below to go straight to the customizable email. Please feel welcome to contact the League’s DC office with any questions.