Donald Gore

Donald Gore, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program volunteer

Age: 78
Home State: California
Cause: Volunteer tax preparation

Upon retiring as an attorney for Lockheed in 1995, Gore soon found a way to share his interest and expertise in taxation. As part of the free AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program funded by the IRS, he spends December through April preparing about 85 tax returns—mostly for the elderly—taking particular delight in unearthing prior-year refunds due new clients. A trailblazer in the program’s shift from pencil and paper to computers, he’s also the technical coordinator for five AARP tax-prep sites in California’s southern San Luis Obispo County.

Says Gore:

We are constantly updating our training to accommodate changes in laws, such as the Affordable Care Act, that make it more difficult for individuals to prepare their own taxes.”

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