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ACR News 04.17.15 -  ACR Submits Recommendations to Finance Committee

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ACR Outlines Critical Provisions to Finance Committee Working Groups

Submits Letter Recommending Specific Policies That Will Preserve Private Charitable Giving

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) submitted a letter today to two tax reform working groups of the Senate Finance Committee urging support for four charity-related provisions that will protect charitable giving.

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Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

1993: Saving the Joffrey Ballet

When philanthropist Patricia Kennedy invited rock artist Prince to join her at the Joffrey Ballet in 1991, she didn’t think the shy star would say yes.

Prince was renting a mansion from her at the time, and had a reputation as a recluse. He surprised her by agreeing, and after seeing his first ballet, went home in excitement to write dance music. The Joffrey had been founded in 1956, and moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1982, with $1 million in debt and in danger of going under. Kennedy had long been one of its biggest supporters, and she gave extensively to keep the wolf from its door. This introduction of popular artist to formal art, however, may have been the biggest gift she ever gave the company.

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Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

1999: Rose Center for Earth and Space

Sometimes the vision and management direction a philanthropist offers to a project can be as valuable as his money. Financier Richard Gilder was a longtime member of the board of directors for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and served on its planetarium committee.

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ACR News 04.03.15 - Two Senators Retire, Congress (Narrowly) Extends Charitable Deduction Deadline

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(Blog): Congress Extends Charitable Deduction Deadline for Cause of Slain New York Police Officers

Congress passed a bill last week that extends the charitable deduction deadline for 2014 returns to April 15, 2015 for those donating to organizations supporting the families of two New York police officers killed in the line of duty in December. The bill, H.R. 1527, the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, is sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).



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(Blog): What’s My Line?



In the opening session of the 2015 ACR Summit for Leaders, we had a bit of fun with messaging around the charitable deduction while conveying the critical importance of communicating to Congress that this part of our tax code must be protected. In this session four speakers delivered four different messages about the charitable deduction and audience members voted for the most persuasive message. The presenters and moderator were all members of the Charitable Giving Coalition, which has provided a unique and unified voice on Capitol Hill on issues affecting the charitable deduction since 2009.

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Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

1921: Carnegie Enhances Legal Education

Early in the twentieth century, rising demand for legal services led to a sharp increase in the number of lawyers, and a perceived decline in the professional standards of many of these newly minted practitioners. It was clear that reform of some kind was needed, but there was no clear leadership. Into this breach stepped the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (whose origins are described in our 1905 entry).

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ACR News 03.20.15 - Ways and Means Member Resigns, Budgets Unveiled

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Uncovering Philanthropy’s Vital Role in Public Policy

The Philanthropy Roundtable Unveils Guidebook On Public-Policy Philanthropy

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philanthropy Roundtable announces the public release of its latest guidebook, Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Influencing Public Policy, which will help readers understand the growing role of donors in altering law, opinion, and public policy.

“Almost every major controversial issue today, from school reform to gay marriage, from public-pension bankruptcy to marijuana legalization, has philanthropists working on all sides to bring useful facts and arguments into the discussion. Donors are now driving really robust debates, and this guidebook will be a valuable resource as philanthropy becomes an increasingly important part of governance and policy change in America,” said Adam Meyerson, president of The Philanthropy Roundtable.

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