Why the Freedom to Give Matters with Kim Dennis  

Philanthropy Roundtable’s Free to Give campaign elevates the voices of everyday Americans who have dedicated their careers to supporting those in need. Their work is made possible by the freedom of all Americans to give to the causes and communities they care about. 

In a new Philanthropy Roundtable video, Kim Dennis, president and CEO of the Searle Freedom Trust, says imposing restrictions on charitable giving will harm those most in need. Founded by Daniel C. Searle in 1998 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Searle Freedom Trust champions freedom of all types, including the freedom to give. The Trust provides funding for domestic public policy research that promotes economic liberty and individual freedom. Dennis is a long-time advocate of philanthropic freedom and defender against policies that would restrict such freedom.  

“If people cannot give to the causes they want to give to, they’re not going to give. Full stop. Philanthropy [will] cease to exist,” Dennis says. Throughout the video, Dennis emphasizes the danger facing those in need if the charitable sector is restricted and limited.  


View more stories about the importance of philanthropic freedom at FreeToGive.org. 

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