Washington, D.C. – The Charitable Giving Coalition released the following statement:

The Charitable Giving Coalition is deeply saddened by the passing of Representative Jackie Walorski and two of her aides, District Director Zachery Potts and Communications Director Emma Thomson. Rep. Walorski and her staff were devoted to serving the Hoosiers of Indiana’s 2nd District, and their passing is an incalculable loss. The CGC is keeping the victims’ loved ones, Rep. Walorski’s staff, and the people of Indiana in our thoughts.



The Charitable Giving Coalition 

Representing private and community foundations, their grantees and independent charities, the Charitable Giving Coalition’s members include United Way Worldwide, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities USA, the American Council on Education, Jewish Federations of North America, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Independent Sector, the Council on Foundations, and United Philanthropy Forum, among others. Formed in 2009, the coalition is dedicated to preserving the charitable giving incentive that ensures that our nation’s charities receive the funds necessary to fulfill their essential philanthropic missions. The coalition provides a unique and unified voice on Capitol Hill on issues affecting the charitable deduction, a voice composed of both direct lobbying and robust grassroots advocacy. www.chartiablegivingcoalition.org, @CGC_DC

Charitable Giving Coalition Statement on the Passing of Rep. Walorski, Zachery Potts, and Emma Thomson