Executive Director and Founder
After participating in several campaigns through other crowdfunding websites including GoFundMe, it always struck me as odd that while I was doing good to help others and I felt good about helping others, I was having to do it with after-tax dollars.
In other words, I was receiving no benefit from helping others. If I gave $200 to help a friend in need it actually cost me almost $300 to give him that $200, because I had to give it to him with after-tax dollars.
I knew there had to be a better way, so I got together with my team, and we decided to form a non-profit organization to take on the for-profit entities that dominate this space like GoFundMe.
Now, when I give $200, I get a tax deduction for my gift which means I do not pay the government taxes on the $200 I donate. Giving $200 costs me less than $200 because I receive a tax deduction on the $200.
A little bit about Me: I am a happily married father of three wonderful kids, and in my spare time I enjoy practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and playing with my kids.
I do not take a salary or receive any other form of compensation from Givetaxfree.org and if this changes in the future I will certainly disclose it.
After we distribute the donations, any funds left over are used to cover salaries of the staff and operating expenses of the entity and any money left over is used to support charitable causes.
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Director of Communications and moral compass of Givetaxfree.org
Chris Skinner is a motivational speaker, author and counselor. He is one of the most heroic people of his generation. Chris has already begun to receive the recognition he has earned for his remarkable work with people of all ages.
He is the recipient of the 2007 National Spinal Cord Hall of Fame’s “Emerging Leader Award” and 2013 “Courageous Man Award” presented by North Carolina Boys Academy.
Chris Skinner is a Radford University Alumni, who has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Master’s of Science in Community Counseling and Human Development. He also worked on a Masters of Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Chris Skinner has shared his story of tragedy-to-triumph with millions of students, teachers, business leaders, professionals, religious congregations and people from all walks of life. After a near fatal car accident in June 2000, Chris woke from a coma two weeks later to find that his life had taken a dramatic change; he was a quadriplegic. It was a defining moment in his life and as a result, Chris gained a new perspective and a mission to help others.
Chris is currently paying $400.00 per month for his work.
Elizabeth Kujawa helps determine the direction and focus of the company and also manage the day to day tasks that need to be completed to make sure we run smoothly.
Liz is married with three children, two of which attend Cornell University and a third that is in high school preparing to go to University. Elizabeth Kujawa loves animal and you will find her home filled with once stray dogs and lots of love.
Liz volunteers her time and is not paid anything in any way. If in the future Liz is paid, we will certainly disclose that fully.
Michael Brewer helps determine the direction and focus of the company and offers his help in managing the entity and the team dedicated to its success.
Mike is a married father of two girls that are avid soccer players and excellent students. Mike enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with his family. Michael Brewer volunteers his time and is not paid anything in any way. If in the future Mike is paid, we will certainly disclose that fully.