The Walrus and the Carpenter

Part II of my three part series discussing the shift in charitable giving, the policies which affect it, and the organizations it impacts.  Consider this: according to the Internal Revenue Service, 152 million individual tax returns were filed in 2016. Of those filed, 40 million of them accounted for 80% of the dollars given to […]

Go Ask ALICE: Down the Rabbit Hole

Part I of my three part series on charitable giving, and the ways the government, the donors, and the recipients of gifts are changing their perspective. Meet A.L.I.C.E. No, not the Disney version of the blonde girl in the blue dress. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The acronym was created by The United Way as a result of […]

Hautian Heroes: Mission of the Market

A quick examination of Vigo County alone reveals much about the economic condition of rural Indiana. As of 2015 the poverty rate was 20.4% among households, 25.2% among children under the age of 18. (Stats Indiana, 2017) That means in 2016 there were an estimated 15,400 food stamp recipients, just in Vigo County. Add in […]