As we wind down this very strange year, I want to thank you for joining us. By reading Knowable Magazine, you are demonstrating a commitment to science: to carefully evaluating evidence; to approaching questions and conundrums about the world with curiosity, clear head and healthy skepticism; and to understanding that the scientific process equips us with powerful tools to tackle the myriad issues facing society — during the pandemic and beyond.
Our work is more important than ever, and it needs your support. As you consider your end-of-year giving, I want to remind everyone that the CARES Act passed in the early days of the pandemic provides some additional tax benefits for charitable giving in 2020 — for large and small donors alike. For example, even people who do not itemize can deduct up to $300 in qualifying charitable contributions this year, and those who do itemize can deduct more than in previous years. (More information can be found on the IRS’s website.) If you are supporting Knowable or any other worthy cause this year, I encourage you to explore whether the CARES Act applies to you.
A sincere thank you for your support and readership. We hope you continue to enjoy Knowable in the New Year and beyond.