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Spending cuts, deductions cap hurt isle charities

By Kelvin H. Taketa

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 09, 2012

~~<p>This past week, hundreds of nonprofit leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with the president&rsquo;s staff and members of Congress. Their mission: To impress upon our nation&rsquo;s leaders the dual threat to the fabric of our communities from the possible devastating cuts to domestic discretionary spending through sequestration, and the potential elimination or reduction of incentives for charitable gifts.</p>
<p>While some of Hawaii&rsquo;s philanthropic and nonprofit leaders have lent their voices to this effort, including the Hawaii Community Foundation, we should all care even more about these issues because Hawaii stands to lose more than most.</p>
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This past week, hundreds of nonprofit leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with the president’s staff and members of Congress. Their mission: To impress upon our nation’s leaders the dual threat to the fabric of our communities from the possible devastating cuts to domestic discretionary spending through sequestration, and the potential elimination or reduction of incentives for charitable gifts.

While some of Hawaii’s philanthropic and nonprofit leaders have lent their voices to this effort, including the Hawaii Community Foundation, we should all care even more about these issues because Hawaii stands to lose more than most. Login for more...



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