The children's book Me...Jane tells the delightful story of a young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee, Jubilee. A young Jane observes the natural world around her and dreams of life among the animals until one day her dream is realized.
The provision in the tax law that allows taxpayers aged 70 1/2 and older to make distributions directly to a charity of up to $100,000 from their traditional and Roth IRAs and avoid income tax on the distribution is scheduled to expire on December 31 this year. This may be the last year to make these gifts without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. (The gift avoids federal income tax but state income tax may still apply.)
At the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), we have so much to be thankful for ths year -- most of all, our loyal members. The support of our members in 2011 has enabled us to continue our efforts to save endangered chimpanzees, help the communities that live alongside chimpanzee habitat and, empower young people to make the world a better place for all living things.
This Thanksgiving, we wanted to do something special for our members so we put together these free Thanksgiving JGI e-cards. We hope you enjoy them!
This week, caregivers at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo introduced the infant chimpanzee group to the world of art. The fruits of their enrichment activity: unique paintings for JGI-USA’s fall online benefit auction, which is currently underway.