CASE Statement on the Universal Giving Pandemic Response Act
We are grateful that the Universal Giving Pandemic Response Act has been introduced by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mike Lee (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). This legislation will encourage additional giving at our member institutions during a time when the work they do has never been more vital. These charitable donations, which support research, student scholarships, faculty positions, facilities and other academic programs and initiatives, help educational institutions provide transformational learning opportunities for their communities. We also acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable generosity and vision demonstrated by all who provide philanthropic support to educational institutions.
CASE strongly believes that U.S. tax policy should encourage everyone, regardless of their income, to make philanthropic gifts to colleges, universities, independent schools, and other charities. We want to thank the Senators for their bi-partisanship leadership on this issue, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to expand this important charitable giving incentive.