Repealing the estate tax could shut the door on charitable giving

What kinds of gifts are we talking about? Research compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and analyzed by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy provides us with perfect illustrations. We’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars for programs that benefit the people of Maine. In total, nonprofits in Maine received nearly $900 million in publicly reported charitable gifts and bequests of $1 million or more since 2005.

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