Monday, August 24, 2009

College Housing Infrastructure Act - fighting for tax-deductible donations

Wouldn't you be even more enticed to contribute to this renovation if the donation were tax deductable? The fact that HCB donations are currently not tax deductable is a reality we've been frustrated by from the outset of our renovation project. Below is an invitation I received via the Gamma Phi Beta Atlanta Alumnae grapevine (thanks for the heads up, ladies) in support of the College Housing Infrastructure Act. Regardless of whether or not you attend, check out more information about the political action committee focused solely on Greek issues in Washington and make your support heard!
On August 25, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee
will be hosting a reception in support of the College Housing
Infrastructure Act. As you can see from the reception invitation, Kris
Bridges (Phi Mu) and Julie Burkhard (Alpha Chi Omega past
international president) are on the host committee, as well as various
other IFC members.

Currently, you cannot make a tax-deductible donation to a Housing
Corporation to assist with improvements in campus sorority or
fraternity housing. The College Housing Infrastructure Act (CHIA)
will work to make these donations tax deductible. At a time when
housing on campus is difficult to come by, safe, affordable fraternity
and sorority housing is critical, and our support of campus housing is
paramount. Each college depends on IFC/NPC housing for their
students, yet support of those organizations which provide the housing
is not eligible for tax deductions. As you know, donations to the
colleges themselves are! This will make capital campaigns for housing
much easier. It’s in the interest of IFC /NPC organizations to push
for and gain support of this act so that they can continue to thrive
on campus.

Please Join Us For A Reception For The
Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Anthony’s Restaurant
3109 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception
Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres

Honorary Host Committee
Congressman Nathan Deal (R-GA) ΑTΩ
Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) ΣN
Congressman Jack Kingston(R-GA) ΛХΑ

Host Committee
Brian Bates, TKE
Kris & Tee Bridges, ΦМ & ΣΑE
Julie Cain Burkhard, ΑХΩ
David Carico, KA
Mike Carroll, ΔХ
Robert Durham, ΣN
Bart Newman, ΣΦE
Joe Zimmerman, ΑEΦ
State Representative Joe Wilkinson, ΛХΑ

Electronic payments can be made by visiting:
Or checks can be made payable to:
Fraternity & Sorority PAC
P.O. Box 3435, Alexandria, VA 22302
Contribution: $100
Student Contribution: $25

To RSVP: Contact Kevin O’Neill – (757) 207-6002

Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report
the name, address, occupation and name of employer of each individual
whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.

Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
The maximum an individual may contribute is $5,000 per calendar year.
Corporations, foreign nationals without green cards, and minors under
age 18 are prohibited from contributing.

1 comment:

  1. I strongly encourage all to join the many GPBs who support this initiative with a donation to the PAC at and by writing letters to your congressional representatives. Progress is being made in Washington -- what is needed is a groundswell of support for this issue. Gamma Phi Betas can make an impact!



About Me

I pledged in 2000, and that's when I first heard we were going to renovate the house. I graduated in 2004, moved to Atlanta where I now live with my fellow UGA grad (and AKL advisor) hubby Eric. Since 2006, I've been volunteering with HCB. I have been an Atlanta-area Realtor for the past 3 years and now also serve as the southeastern property manager for Chick-fil-A, Inc. You can reach me at: