You're in luck: LiveTalkLA's excellent programs are available online!

Thursday March 19, 2020 by Carolyn


LiveTalksLA is one of the Southern California's top cultural offerings. 

Created by Ted Habte-Gabr 10 years ago, LiveTalksLA presents writers, filmmakers, chefs, artists, leaders, comedians, musicians and thought leaders in business and science in a variety of wonderful venues throughout the region. 

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, LiveTalksLA has suspended its in-person programming until medical authorities say that it is safe to congregate.

However, we are in luck!

Tax day is coming: Strategies for maximizing your charitable donations

Friday April 12, 2019 by Carolyn

If you are like me, I am trying to figure out how best to support charitable causes important to me while taking advantage of the relevant tax deductions.

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes that difficult. The legislation nearly doubled the itemized deduction threshold for taxpayers, which means that for many, taking deductions for gifts to nonprofit organizations is no longer possible. 

Of course, administrators of nonprofits worry that the new higher thresholds for taking deductions will discourage philanthropy.