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On March 5, CASE hosted a briefing on the 2018 Voluntary Support of Education survey results for government relations professionals in Washington, DC. Association and institution government relations staff and other advancement professionals heard about the latest trends in charitable giving to colleges and universities and what the new data means for charitable giving legislation on Capitol Hill.
In February, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced a new bill (H.R. 1260) to establish a universal charitable deduction. Like the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651), the bill would create an above-the-line deduction for non-itemizers. Text for the bill has not yet been released publicly.
n response to the recent college admissions scandal, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced his intention to introduce legislation that would eliminate the charitable deduction for "donations made to colleges and universities before or during the enrollment of children of the donor's family."
Survey Finds Charitable Giving to U.S. Colleges and Universities Continuing Upward Trend
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Voluntary Support of Education annual survey. According to the most recent VSE survey data, U.S. colleges and universities raised $46.73 billion in the 2017-2018 academic fiscal year, 7.2 percent more than the previous period and the highest amount ever raised by higher education institutions in the U.S.