Many of you have heard the recent news that the Internal Revenue Service has been accused of intentionally singling out conservative groups, resulting in lengthy delays in the processing of their applications for federal tax-exempt status, resulting in over 18 months of delays. Today, I write you on behalf of my own personal ministry and the ministries I support. that await the IRS for approval of their 501C3 status. Although gifts given to a "pending" non for profit are considered, in good faith retroactively deductible, this has affected giving to The Franklin Table. We have not understood why the backlog in approving our status until now. What normally takes 6 months has taken over 18 months. We are currently taking steps to come under an existing 501C3 until our status has been approved. This will immediately grant us all the rights and benefits of a nonprofit organization.