Published on June 5, 2017  

The number is so large that it is difficult to comprehend, so it is helpful to look at personal examples.  Stephen Black, President of Impact America, wrote to me last week to express his thanks for the participation of our students (undergrads and law students at Cumberland) in a program to provide free tax preparation for low-income, working families.  According to Mr. Black, “This tax season, 21 Samford and Cumberland Law students volunteered at free tax preparation sites across Birmingham and Bessemer to help prepare over 2,500 tax returns for working families, securing them more than $3.9 million in tax refunds and saving them $1 million in commercial tax preparation fees.”  He offered additional thanks to Allison Nanni, Caroline Janeway and Alyssa DiRusso of our faculty and staff for their help in coordinating Samford’s involvement.

The world is better because of Samford’s “service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.”