LTC Bullet: 'Tis the (Tax) Season to Support the Center
Dear LTC Bullets Subscriber:
We have hundreds of new subscribers to LTC Bullets who have joined us only in the past few weeks (for a total of nearly 4,000 who themselves forward Bullets to thousands more!). If you are one of those newcomers, please disregard this appeal. We want you to receive
the value of the Bullets for a good long while, before we ask you to support their continuance and the Center for Long-Term Care Financing's general well-being.
For the rest of you who've been with us for awhile, here's the thing: To reach the widest possible audience, the LTC Bullets must remain free for everyone. The whole idea of the Bullets is to spread good ideas about sound LTC public policy. We hope subscribers will invite friends and colleagues to sign on. We hope you will forward appropriate Bullets to local reporters, legislators and other opinion leaders whom you wish to influence. Encourage them to subscribe . . . for free. We will not put any obstacles, such as fees, in the way of anyone and everyone hearing the Bullets' message. Unfortunately, the Bullets and the
Center's other activities are not free to produce.
So . . . in the past few weeks, Center President Stephen Moses has sent the following personal appeal to over 200 LTC Bullets subscribers who have been especially complimentary, appreciative and supportive of the Bullets and the Center over the past two and a half years of our existence. Now, we want to reach out to all of you. Please understand that even a small contribution will be very much appreciated. We publish approximately 100 Bullets per year. If every one of our subscribers contributed only 25 cents per Bullet per year ($25.00), it would go a long way to ensuring the Center's survival in the coming year. What better way to reduce your income tax liability than to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Center before the end of the year!
Here's Steve's appeal for your support:
This has been a challenging year for long-term care and for the Center for Long-Term Care Financing. We really need your help. The situation is so serious, I want to make a personal appeal to you.
As a subscriber to LTC Bullets, you know the Center's mission is to ensure quality long-term care for all Americans. We want to save public financing of LTC for the needy by encouraging everyone else to plan, save, invest and insure fully against the long-term care risk.
To pursue these goals, and to remain independent as we must, we need your financial support. Obviously, we can't expect the needy or the welfare program to finance our efforts on their behalf.
Now that the Center for Long-Term Care Financing is a duly constituted 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, we need to request your support in two ways. First, your tax-deductible contribution--of any size—to the Center will help us continue publishing LTC Bullets and fighting for rational long-term care public policy. Second, your vocal support of the Center to current or potential corporate funders will strengthen our appeal to insurance carriers, long-term care providers
and other organizations--who all benefit from sound public policy initiatives--by showing them you need and want what we do.
Please consider every dollar you donate to the Center a vote to encourage private long-term care financing, to save Medicaid for the truly needy, and to solve the long-term care crisis before the baby-boomer generation overwhelms the current system. So, vote well and vote often! If your company has a donation-matching program, cast their vote too. Please direct all contributions to the Center for Long-Term Care Financing, 11418 NE 19th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004. We'll of course send you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.
Please support us for another year. We'll spare no effort to build on the Center's past successes and to pursue our mission with passion and belief, but also with reason, logic, careful research and hard evidence. We'll do our best to do you proud. If you find this request objectionable for any reason, would you please let me know?
Thank you and Happy Holidays,
Stephen A. Moses, President
Center for Long-Term Care Financing
11418 NE 19th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Web site: www.centerltc.org