About Us

The Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise is a non-partisan education and research organization which works on free enterprise studies, public policy research, book publishing, conferences, white papers, and media outreach. We are a tax-exempt educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Tax Code. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 91-0973976.

The Center was founded in 1976 and has been exempt since 1977. The Center does not seek or accept government funds. Contributions to the Center are tax deductible. An independent analysis of the Center is available at  www.guidestar.org  by entering Center for Defense of Free Enterprise in their search engine (note that the word "the" in our correct name is missing between "for" and "Defense").

Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2012
Note: Numerous individuals, organizations, and companies provide services without
cost to CDFE. The monetary values of these services are not included in this CDFE
financial statement.

  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $79,311
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $95
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0
Program Services $36,366
Other $835
Total Expenditures $37,111
Total Revenue $33,333   NET GAIN/LOSS <$3,778>

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Congressional Testimony

The Center is frequently invited by Members of Congress to give testimony before congressional committees on public policy issues within our expertise. We do not offer testimony without invitation.

Congressional testimony presented by Center Executive Vice President Ron Arnold

Battered Communities
Eco Terror
Undue Influence

Board of Directors

Alan Gottlieb, President
Ron Arnold, Executive Vice President
Samuel M. Slom, Vice President
Andrew Gottlieb, Secretary
Julianne Versnel, Treasurer

* The materials on this website were written by Ron Arnold unless otherwise stated and have the approval of the Center's directors.


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