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IU School of Philanthropy Dean to Testify Before Ways and Means Committee

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Location: Washington, DC

The House Committee on Ways and Means announced today that Eugene R. Tempel, Dean of the Indiana University School of Philanthropy and former president of the IU Foundation, will testify at a committee hearing on Thursday morning at 9:30 AM regarding charitable giving and the charitable contribution tax credit.

Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9), whose district includes Indiana University's flagship campus in Bloomington, worked with the School of Philanthropy and Indiana University to secure Tempel as a hearing witness.

"We're proud of the fact that Indiana University is the only institution in the country with a School of Philanthropy, and that made Eugene Tempel an easy choice for this hearing," said Young. "As Congress continues to embark on the exercise of comprehensive tax reform, IU has proved to be a wealth of expertise and information for our office. It's an honor to share some of that expertise with the rest of the Ways and Means Committee."

Tempel became the founding dean of the school last fall after leading the IU Foundation for four years. According to the University, his testimony is designed to provide the committee with objective data about the role tax policy plays in charitable giving in the U.S.

The committee hearing can be watched online at It will begin at 9:30 AM, and Tempel will testify as part of the first of seven panels.

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