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.
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.”