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john berardinoJohn Berardino
Executive Director and Founder

After participating in several campaigns through other crowdfunding websites 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.

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 the operating expenses of the entity and any money left over is used to support charitable causes.

Please share our site through social media and help us get the word out.

Thank you,

John Berardino

chris skinner

Chris Skinner

Moral Compass of Givetaxfree.org

Chris Skinner passed away on September 6th, 2021 at the age of 41.  Chris was the prior Director of Communications of Givetaxfree.org and one of the founders of the organization.  Although he has gone home to be with Jesus and the pain and limitations of his earthly body are over, we are left with the loss of his generosity, kindness, honesty and Biblically-based guidance.  He will be missed greatly and we will honor his memory by continuing to help others in need.

Chris Skinner was a motivational speaker, author and counselor. He was one of the most heroic people of his generation.

He was 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 was a Radford University Alumni, who 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 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.