Preserving the Charitable Deduction
Presented by: Duggan Cooley
Preserving the Charitable Deduction:
- The Power of the Charitable Deduction
- What’s at Stake
- Advocacy vs. Lobbying with regard to the charitable deduction
In December of 2011 Duggan Cooley was appointed President/CEO of United Way of Pasco County. In this role, he is leading the organization’s transformation to a more community responsive model through the development of strategic partnerships, enhanced fundraising, and completion of a new community impact investment plan.
Prior to coming to Pasco County, he was the President/CEO of Religious Community Services, Inc. (RCS), an organization providing basic needs services and programs to more than 90,000 people annually. During his tenure at RCS, and through a prolonged recession, private fundraising increased 72% while grant revenues increased more than 50%. The organization was recognized in three successive years as one of the Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay.
Duggan has spent most of his career in nonprofit leadership and fundraising including work in nonprofit incorporations as well as mergers. Beyond the nonprofit sector, experiences have led him to work for organizations like the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Sylvan Learning and Technology Centers, and The Walt Disney World Company.
Mr. Cooley holds a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame as well as degrees in Psychology and Classics from the University of Florida.
Today, Duggan is active in numerous organizations and boards throughout the Tampa Bay Region including local involvement on the boards of the Pasco Economic Development Council and the Pasco County Homeless Coalition. He is a member of the 2013 class of Leadership Pasco. Duggan enjoys outdoor activities including fishing and hiking; he is an avid SCUBA diver and travels with his family to enjoy the sport. He’s also a devoted college football fan enjoying travel to games when the season is in full swing.
Click on the link below to read an article published in the TBO on December 7, 2012 written by Mr. Cooley: