United Way Worldwide (UWW) and United Way of North Carolina continue to advocate to protect the charitable deduction. In the federal tax reform framework released a few weeks ago, the charitable deduction was preserved but it was retained as an itemized deduction. This would have a significant impact on charitable giving due to the proposed increase in the standard deduction. It is expected that 28 million people would lose their tax incentive to give, potentially resulting in $13.1 billion less in giving each year.
United Way is one of a number of participating sites in a community-wide art installation project called the Still Standing Project. This installation is being brought to our community through a partnership with the Buncombe County Family Justice Center agencies.