Nonprofitxpress roundup – Irvine chief quits

Here are the top nonprofit headlines:

*The top executive of the James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco resigned unexpectedly after only 14 months on the job, the Mercury News in San Jose reported April 15.

*President and Mrs. Bush claimed $69,925 in gifts to churches and charities last year on adjusted gross income of $856,058, while Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, claimed charitable gifts of $121,983 on income of $1,166,735, The New York Times reported April 12.

*Extending the deadline for deducting donations to April 15 of the following year and providing a new line on the federal tax form for people to total their donations as a percentage of their income could prompt Americans to be more generous, two Yale professors say in an opinion column published April 15 in The New York Times.

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