View videos, live streaming and photos from events hosted by the Alliance for Charitable Reform below.

ACR News 04.04.14

Camp to Retire, Tax Extenders Advance, Some High Praise Offered

>> Federal: Camp Announces Retirement
>> Federal: Tax Extenders Move Forward
>> Federal: Ryan Releases Budget Blueprint
>> Consider This: Some High Praise
>> Top Reads: GOP Tax Reform’s Effect on Charitable Giving

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ACR News 03.21.14 - It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride

>> Federal: Reactions to Camp’s Draft Continue
>> Federal: Tax Extenders Activity Expected Soon
>> Federal: ACR Summit Wrap Up
>> Federal: Private Giving and George Washington’s Library
>> Consider This: It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride
>> Top Reads: Tax reform puts charity on the chopping block

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An Interview with Barbara Lucas

Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Discusses Private Giving and Washington's Library

MOUNT VERNON, VA—Barbara Lucas, regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, discusses the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, and the critical role private giving plays at Mount Vernon.

This is the second of a two-part feature on private giving and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Click here to see part one of the feature.

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George Washington’s Library

How Private Giving Realized One of Washington's Final Desires

In a letter to James McHenry in April 1797, a recently-retired George Washington wrote of his desire to build a library at his home at Mount Vernon.

“I have not houses to build, except one, which I must erect for the accommodation and security of my military, civil and private papers, which are voluminous and may be interesting,” Washington wrote.

Washington’s desire was realized 217 years later when on September 27, 2013, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington opened at Mount Vernon.

This is the first of a two-part feature on private giving and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Tomorrow we will share an extended video of our interview with Barbara Lucas, regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

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ACR Summit Wrap Up (VIDEO)

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.

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ACR News 03.07.14 - Proposals Released and Summit Wrap Up

>> Federal: President Obama Releases 2015 Budget
>> Federal: Camp Releases Tax Reform Discussion Draft
>> Consider This: The Bottom Line
>> Top Reads: Cap On Deductions Proposed Again

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Thune Questions Lew About Cap on the Charitable Deduction, IRS Compensation

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.

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ACR News 12.13.2013—A Holiday Budget Agreement

>> Federal: Budget Agreement Reached
>> Federal: Tax Reform Status
>> Federal: Wyden-Thune Letter
>> Federal: An Interview with Howard Husock
>> Consider This: Extended Term for Chairman Camp?
>> Top Reads: Thune-Wyden Letter Aids Bid to Save Charitable Deduction: Taxes

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Wyden: Charitable Deduction a Lifeline, Not a Loophole

Portland news station KATU reports on Senator Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) effort with Senator John Thune (R-SD) to preserve the full value and scope of the charitable deduction.

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Howard Husock on AEI Study and Independent Philanthropy

Howard Husock, vice president for policy research at the Manhattan Institute, is the latest featured guest in our Free to Give series. In this interview, Husock discusses the newly-released study from the American Enterprise Institute on charitable giving; the charitable deduction; independent philanthropy representing our democratic ideals; and the roles government and independent philanthropy play in our civil society.

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