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AFP Statement on the 2016 Elections

November 9, 2016

AFP looks forward to working with the new President and new Members of Congress on issues relevant to philanthropy and the fundraising profession. With President-Elect Trump likely to introduce his own tax plan and Congress poised to consider tax reform in 2017, it is more important than ever for AFP and its members to partner with the White House and Congress to express the value of charitable giving, which is fueled by vital tax provisions such as the charitable dedication and the IRA Rollover provision.

Ensuring that public policy reflects the importance of fundraising and philanthropy in our society is one of the key missions of AFP. I encourage all AFP members to reach out to their elected officials, especially individuals just recently elected, and educate them about the importance of philanthropy.

The charitable sector has long been a key force for bringing people together—to build bridges to understanding and to encourage cooperation and collaboration. In that spirit, let’s work together to continue the extraordinary, long-standing tradition of philanthropy in America, and partner with government to transform our communities and improve the quality of life for all people.

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