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2011 Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting

October 27 - 29, 2011 ~ Scottsdale, Arizona

The 20th Annual Meeting of The Philanthropy Roundtable will bring together some of our nation’s brightest minds and most inspiring leaders. Together we will explore how your private independent giving can—and does—solve America’s greatest challenges.

Join us at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 27 - 29 for Can-Do Philanthropy: Solving America’s Greatest Challenges.

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42nd SECF Annual Meeting

For foundations and grantmakers located in the southeastern region of the United States, you are invted to attend the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

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ACR newsletter (5.20.11)

Current Issue

Friday, May 20, 2011

The latest edition of the ACR newsletter is available below. Here are highlights:

Washington Roundup

  • Treasury Reaches the Debt Ceiling
  • Heritage Foundation Releases Deficit Reduction Plan
  • Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) on Senate Finance Committee

In the States: Michigan

Consider This: The Gangs of Capitol Hill

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Federal Legislation

Update - Deficit Reduction/Debt Ceiling (5.20.11)

Update as of May 20, 2011:

Treasury Reaches the Debt Ceiling

On Monday, May 16th, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced that the Treasury had reached the debt ceiling and would take “extraordinary measures” to prevent the United States from defaulting on debt payments. Without Congressional approval to raise the debt limit, the U.S. government would ultimately stop paying its bills. However, Geithner has also announced that the Treasury Department will stop issuing and reinvesting government securities in certain government pension plans, part of a series of steps designed to delay any defaults until August 2nd.

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Federal Legislation

The Gangs of Capitol Hill

Consider this…

On Monday (May 16th), the federal government hit the debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion. What does that mean? The best analogy we’ve seen is that it is much like maxing out on a credit card. To make matters more difficult, that ceiling can’t be raised without Congressional approval and there is no deal in sight to do that.  So what happens next?

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Senator Burr Appointed to Senate Finance Committee

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today (May 11, 2011) that North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr will fill Senator John Ensign’s (R-NV) seat on the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Ensign resigned on May 1st and had been replaced by Former Representative Dean Heller (R-NV), who was sworn into the Senate earlier this week.

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ACR newsletter (5.6.11)

Current Issue

Friday, May 6, 2011

The latest edition of the ACR newsletter is available below. Here are highlights:

Washington Roundup

  • Outreach on the Charitable Deduction
  • New Deficit/Tax Reform Proposals

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Federal Legislation

Update - Deficit Reduction/Debt Ceiling (5.6.11)

Update as of May 6th, 2011:

All eyes in D.C. are turning toward the impending debt ceiling debate. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sent an open letter to Congress outlining “extraordinary” steps the Treasury will use to stave off hitting the debt ceiling until August 2nd. In his letter, Secretary Geithner reiterated that a failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit “would have a catastrophic economic impact that would be felt by every American.” The next few weeks will give us a better sense of how Congress plans to tackle this issue.

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Federal Legislation

Key Senator Asks Whether Charity Tax Break Is Fair to All

Charitable deduction under scrutiny by powerful Senate Committee

This week (Tuesday, May 3rd), Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, raised the fairness of the charitable deduction as an issue for Congress to consider during talks on a tax reform. Wealthy taxpayers can write off a (larger) portion of their charitable gifts while those in the middle and lower brackets (who may not itemize their tax returns) aren’t able to do the same.

Baucus notes, “Only one-third of taxpayers itemize their returns. That leaves two-thirds of all Americans unable to receive a tax benefit for charitable deductions.”

ACR’s Sandra Swirski warns the philanthropic community to take the senator’s comments and concerns seriously saying, “Any position [Sen. Baucus] takes has to be taken seriously, because he is an important player in tax reform.”

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ACR newsletter (4.21.11)

Current Issue

Thursday, April 21, 2011

HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY
One year ago we launched this newsletter to keep our supporters and friends informed about what’s happening in Washington, around the country, and in the news. We have strived to provide a fresh perspective on issues in the philanthropic sector. Thank you to our readers for your support.

We mark this one-year anniversary with a refreshing of our newsletter. In this and coming editions you can expect new, interactive features and greater substantive content reorganized in a way that we hope will be useful to you in your work. We welcome your feedback.

Cheers!

The latest edition of the ACR newsletter is available below. Here are highlights:

Washington Roundup

  • Deficit Reduction
  • Tax Reform

Consider This: The Supreme Court Tackles the Public Money Argument

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