IRS Announcement 2009-26, published April 6, requests comments on the implementation and content of the Exempt Organization Academic Institute Initiative, which is a new academic program that will reach out directly to academic institutions offering degrees related to the nonprofit sector. With hopes of promoting the education of exempt organization tax law, collaboration is sought between the Exempt Organization Division’s Customer Education and Outreach function and the institutions. The IRS would like general comments to the initiative as well as volunteers willing to be involved more extensively in commenting on the initiative. According to the IRS, students at academic institutions offering programs that develop, cultivate and promote professionals involved in the exempt organization sector may one day be the leaders of such sector. Therefore, the IRS is attempting to reach these students with education and outreach programs.