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Senator Rick Santorum

Recent Posts by Senator Rick Santorum:

Promoting Charity Is a Must for Our Future


In the 2005 edition of Giving USA, the annual report on philanthropy, the Giving USA Foundation reported that, remarkably, Americans had donated nearly $250 billion to charitable organizations in the previous year. The enormity of these gifts confirms that the American people share my belief that there are few, if any, groups more critical to the future of our society than the nonprofit community. The kindness of the American spirit drives our citizens to give—it is the responsibility of our elected officials to create an environment in which charitable giving is encouraged, not penalized.