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Giving Tips

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year and as much as 40% of all charitable giving nationwide occurs during this time period. So before you respond to a solicitation, please consider the following tips:

Research – Research the charity or program before considering a gift. Unfortunately, there are individuals who take advantage of your generosity during the holiday season. However, websites like can help you verify the legitimate tax status of More...
Sun, Nov 22, 2015
John Kelker

As originally published in the Our Towns section of The State Journal-Register on Sunday, November 20, 2015.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and be grateful for the support of our friends, family and neighbors. Too often, we become so wrapped up in our daily lives that it takes a tragic event or a holiday to remember those who have brought so much meaning to our lives.

On behalf of More...



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