The annual $30 dues that our members pay to support the "Gold LEAF- UMF" organization are tax deductible as charitable contributions to a qualified educational organization if the member uses the itemized deduction method on a tax return. Our educational function is part of a State-supported university which is an IRS section 503(c) exempt status.

Also, if a course presenter or other Gold LEAF Institute Senior College volunteer uses his/her car to conduct classes, office administration or functions--and is not reimbursed--the actual transportation cost per mile can be used as a charitable deduction if itemizing deductions. Good records must be kept to show the dates, mileage, reason and organization being benefited.