Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Could philanthropy offset school costs? - Roanoke.com

Could philanthropy offset school costs? - Roanoke.com: "hilanthropy to the government's general fund could be earmarked for special projects, such as school construction, county officials say. The donations also would be tax deductible.

Elizabeth Boris, the director of the Urban Institute's Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., has seen many people nationwide donate to support public education.

Those moneys usually pay for programs, such as class projects or technology purchases, or specific needs that districts can't afford, such as lights for a new football field.

Donations to build a school 'might be a newer phenomenon,' she said."

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