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.
Senator John Thune (R-SD) asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the proposed cap on the charitable deduction at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the President’s FY2015 budget proposal.
Mar 5, 2014
This is a live blog providing updates from the 2014 ACR Summit for Leaders.
We’re just a few minutes from starting. We’ll have a few opening remarks followed by the congressional panel.
Budget Proposal Also Includes the Buffett Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which includes a 28 percent cap on the charitable deduction, the Buffett Rule and a streamlined private foundation excise tax.
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).
Bill Recognizes Importance of Charitable Deduction, Streamlines PF Excise Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the release of tax reform legislation authored by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI).
By Alicia Philipp and John Tyler
There’s an old saying in politics: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”
As policy makers in D.C. and elsewhere debate public-policy changes that directly affect philanthropy, this idiom will become reality unless more foundations recognize their place in enhancing understanding of what philanthropy does and the constructive impact it has.
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Feb 21, 2014
By Adam Meyerson
The Philanthropy Roundtable is deeply concerned about recent remarks made by Aaron Dorfman, executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, before a leading regional association of grantmakers: