Executive Summary

The new tax legislation affects donors and tax-exempt organizations alike, making substantial changes to philanthropy and charitable-giving provisions.

Key Points

  • Explore why you give with seven questions to help identify your reasons for making charitable contributions.
  • Review two charity-related provisions that could benefit itemizers.
  • Examine eight common philanthropic strategies and how they may be affected by the new tax laws.


Tax reform, for many, may have far-reaching financial implications. Now is an ideal time to discuss and discover your philanthropic goals and motivations to determine how best to make future donations.

Could tax reform affect your charitable giving?


Tax Reform & Philanthropy: Exploring Why and How You Give