The 2014 Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations is scheduled for September 17, 18, and 19, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Penrose House Conference Center. The seminar is designed to update and inform managers, trustees, and founders of private foundations about the ever-changing tax laws that affect private foundations.
Conduct Meetings with Tax Writing Committee Members
(From left to right) Jan Preble, John Tyler, Robert Sharpe, Joanne Florino, Rep. Paul Ryan, Gineen Bresso, Adam Meyerson, David Wills, Brent Christopher, Linda Childears, Sandra Swirski, Rhett Butler.
The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) completed a full day of meetings Tuesday, July 8 with members and staff of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. The group of foundation leaders discussed some of the charity-related proposals being considered in tax reform legislation and other issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
The fifth annual Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders was held on March 5, despite Mother Nature’s attempt to unravel the travel plans of those attending. Our audience members heard from three panels whose presenters addressed the potential impact of tax reform on the charitable sector and encouraged more education of our elected officials about the damage that would be done to our communities by any diminution of private giving.
Two panelists slated to participate in next week’s Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders published articles about the tax reform bill recently released by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI).
ACR Summit for Leaders
March 5, 2014
8:00 - 11:45 a.m.
The Embassy Suites Washington
900 10th St NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Although the charitable sector achieved many successes in 2013—providing testimony on Capitol Hill, securing bipartisan support for the charitable deduction, and mobilizing a grassroots effort conducting hundreds of meetings with lawmakers—threats to private charitable giving still remain. This year promises to be just as critical for protecting the charitable deduction as any year prior.
Tax reform will continue to be a point of interest in 2014 as the tax-writing committees prepare for change. The Senate Finance Committee will have a new Chairman earlier than anticipated. The House Ways and Means Committee may also be looking at new leadership after 2014. And of course it is also an election year.
With many tax issues still undecided, nothing is completely on or off the table. And now the prospect of new leadership on both tax-writing committees means that this is not the time for the philanthropic community to stay on the sidelines.
It is critically important for foundation executives, nonprofit leaders, and others interested in public policy to remain engaged and join us to learn about what we can do to protect the charitable deduction and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable organizations in a free society.
Registration: To register for the ACR Summit as well as other events of Philanthropy Week in Washington, click here.
Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to Congress About Event
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds of front-line nonprofit and charitable sector leaders representing thousands of communities will gather in Washington, D.C. on November 20 for “Protect Giving Day” to urge lawmakers to protect the charitable tax deduction. The event comes as political leaders are once again focusing on tax reform and deficit reduction and will consider proposals that could do significant harm to incentives that encourage charitable giving.
LOS ANGELES— Adam Meyerson, president of The Philanthropy Roundtable, highlighted the importance of the charitable deduction in preserving our nation’s civil society in his opening remarks at the organization’s annual meeting last Thursday.