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You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70 1/2 and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Beneficiary Designations

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support our cause. You can designate our organization as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a great way you can make a gift to our organization and benefit. You transfer your cash or property to our organization and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.

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Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

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Thursday April 9, 2020

Washington News

Washington Hotline

Second Coronavirus Relief Bill

The number of coronavirus cases in the USA is growing. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have reached a deal over a second coronavirus relief bill. Speaker Pelosi stated that the key part of the bill is "testing, testing, testing." She expressed an intention to vote on the bill on March 13, 2020.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated the Senate will consider the new coronavirus relief bill the week of March 16. If the House and Senate agree on a second coronavirus relief bill, it could be enacted very quickly.

There are four main provisions for the potential coronavirus relief bill. These have been released to the media, but there is still discussion underway about the final bill language. The four areas are free testing, paid sick leave, food assistance and a payroll tax reduction.
  • Free Testing – The federal government would offer free virus testing for all Americans. This would also include those who do not have health insurance. Members of both parties recognize that the coronavirus problem can be contained only if there is widespread and readily-available testing.
  • Paid Sick Leave – All employers would be required to provide up to two weeks of paid sick leave. While many Americans have sick leave at work, some individuals are gig workers or self-employed and do not have two weeks of sick leave benefits. Because the coronavirus quarantine is 14 days, it is important to provide sick leave to all individuals so those with actual or potential infections can complete the required two-week quarantine.
  • Food Assistance – The bill envisions assistance for meals for seniors, student lunches and food banks. Nonprofits and military reserve units are already providing food assistance to individuals who are quarantined.
  • Payroll Tax Reduction – The President has stated he desires to enact a payroll tax reduction between March and the end of 2020. Some Members of Congress are concerned that the payroll tax reduction would not provide a substantial benefit to low income workers. The House and Senate negotiators will be discussing whether or not to include a payroll tax reduction in the bill.
Editor's Note: With the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus confirmed cases, increased testing is a high priority. However, there will be large numbers of individuals who are in a 14-day home quarantine. The paid sick leave and food benefits are important to respond to the scale of this potential problem.

Published March 13, 2020
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