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Guest Blog: Provena Decision Could Be Canary in the Coal Mine for Illinois Nonprofits

Release Date: 
09/14/2010

Perhaps you’ve read about localities around the country imposing property taxes on nonprofit organizations, or revoking their sales tax exemptions, or squeezing additional PILOTS (Payments in Lieu of Taxation) from the wealthiest among them. Perhaps you’ve even congratulated yourself on the fact that no such stories have appeared about Illinois. Unfortunately, no news is not good news.

Guest Post: New Research Shows Settled Immigrants are as Likely to Give Charitably as Native Born Americans

Release Date: 
08/25/2010

Una Okonkwo Osili has been an immigrant twice. She is the daughter of an American mother and a Nigerian father who met as students at Cornell University. When she was six months old, the family moved from New York to Enugu, Nigeria, where she grew up among thousands of other immigrants looking for jobs in the Nigerian Oil Boom in the 1970s. When she was 15 she came back to America, where she got her BA at Harvard, and then got her Masters and PhD in economics from Northwestern University. Today Dr. Osili is the Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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