Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

1853: Connecting Orphans to Families

Charles Loring Brace was emphatic that the thousands of miserable homeless children roaming the streets of nineteenth-century New York had the “same capacities” and the same importance “as the little ones in our own homes.” That was an essential part of his Christian creed. But Brace also believed that “habits of life and the inner forces which form character” ultimately drive success and happiness, so it is important for unformed children to be given both love and good examples. He didn’t like traditional orphanages, which he thought fostered passivity and dependence, so in 1853 Brace founded the Children’s Aid Society and began helping boys and girls leave the streets and enter lodging houses that required small payments from the children to remind them of their capacity to support themselves. The society offered workshops and industrial schools that taught trade skills.

Brace eventually came to the view that the “orphan trains” the society established later were the best long-term solution to abandonment. These transported tens of thousands of children to permanent new homes across the country, especially on the frontier. A precursor to the modern foster-care system, the placements had economic value to the receiving family as well as security and emotional value to the child. Successful results varied from mutual economic support to full-blown substitute-family bonds. These out-placements were a great improvement on traditional indentured servitude because either the child or the host family could end the arrangement at any time. To help ensure the children’s proper treatment, the Children’s Aid Society used local community leaders to guide and supervise placements.

Because his appeals to New York’s wealthy found willing ears, Brace was able to build his aid work to a very large scale. A 1917 CAS annual report noted that the program’s alumni included two governors, two district attorneys, two sheriffs, two mayors, a justice of the Supreme Court, two college professors, 24 clergymen, and 97 teachers. Though its mission has changed, the society still exists as one of America’s largest child-welfare agencies. It created the first PTA, first visiting nurse service, first free school lunch program, first free dental clinics, and first day schools for handicapped children.

  • Stephen O’Connor, Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed (University of Chicago Press, 2004)
  • Society website, childrensaidsociety.org

ACR News 01.23.15 - SOTU, What it Means for You

>> Federal: ACR Summit
>> Federal: Washington Roundup
>> Federal: Republicans Reject Obama’s Proposals
>> Federal: Ryan Holds First Hearing, Outlines Committee Agenda
>> Federal: Chairman Hatch Unveils Tax Reform Working Groups
>> Federal: House Democrat Unveils Tax Proposal
>> Consider This: Ships Passing in the Night
>> Top Reads: 5 Policy Moves to Watch in 2015


ACR Summit

You are invited to the sixth annual Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders.

March 18, 2015
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20001

In 2014, we saw the release of a 1000-page tax reform draft, a new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and an election that shifted the balance of power in Congress. What can we expect in 2015? With new chairmen for both the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees - former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), respectively - we expect this year to be another significant year for tax policy.

With so many tax issues still to be debated, nothing is completely on or off the table. Given the new political landscape, now is not the time for the philanthropic community to stay on the sidelines. We hope you will join us at the 2015 ACR Summit for Leaders to learn what we can do to protect private giving 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. Attendance at the ACR Summit is free of charge. Detailed programming will be announced in the near future.


Washington Roundup

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday. The speech focused less on specific proposals and more on broader economic, social, and foreign policy values.

The President discussed tax reform only briefly and offered no new specifics. He did call on Congress to end the tax benefits that “lead to inequality by allowing the top one percent to avoid paying taxes on their accumulated wealth.” The President said that money could be better spent on helping “more families pay for childcare and send their kids to college. We need a tax code that truly helps working Americans trying to get a leg up in the new economy, and we can achieve that together.” While President Obama did not specifically reference a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions during his address, his repeated calls to curtail tax incentives for upper income earners likely means the Administration will continue to support a 28 percent cap.

Ahead of Tuesday’s speech, the White House released documents outlining a new middle class tax cut plan. The proposal would raise $320 billion over ten years – $210 billion from new capital gains tax revenues and $110 billion from bank fees – to help pay for new programs designed to help lower and middle-income families. The plan would raise taxes on capital gains and dividends from 23.8 to 28 percent for joint filers with income above $500,000 and changes the way capital gains are taxed when assets are inherited in an effort to raise more revenue.  In an encouraging sign, the President’s inherited assets proposal exempts gifts to charitable organizations. 

We expect more details about this proposal to be included in the President’s upcoming FY2016 budget due to be released February 2.


Republicans Reject Obama’s Proposals

Republicans immediately pushed back against the President’s tax suggestions. In a press release after the President’s speech, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said, “A $320 billion tax hike is the last thing we need. What we really need is to make our tax code simpler, flatter, and fairer, so we can create more jobs.” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) added that the President’s plan makes it clear that he “is more about redistribution and populist class warfare than about actual bipartisan tax reform.”


Ryan Holds First Hearing, Outlines Committee Agenda

Last week, Chairman Ryan held his first hearing of the 114th Congress to examine policies that could promote job creation and economic growth. In his opening statement, Ryan called for making “the tax code simpler, fairer, and flatter.” Witness testimony primarily focused on the tax rate that corporations pay and ways to address lowering rates for other types of businesses – mostly smaller ones. Charitable issues were not addressed.

During the hearing, Ryan noted that tax reform initiatives could advance at a “pretty aggressive” pace over the next year. He also made it clear that he would not replicate hearings and working groups that were undertaken by his predecessor, Dave Camp (R-MI). Chairman Ryan has invited his Republican Committee Members to a retreat at the end of this month - January 28-30 - to share his vision and get their input both on substance and process for undertaking tax reform. We expect to learn more about the outlook for tax reform in the House after this retreat. 


Chairman Hatch Unveils Tax Reform Working Groups

Across Capitol Hill, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced the introduction of five bipartisan working groups to examine the following areas of tax reform: individual income tax, infrastructure and community development, savings and investment, business income tax, and international tax issues. Each group will have a Republican chair and a Democratic vice chair, and will provide non-binding policy recommendations in those specific policy areas. These groups resemble the working groups former Chairman Camp put together last year, although much larger in scope. We expect charitable issues to fall under both the individual and business income tax groups.

The Chairs of each group are as follows:

  • Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will chair the Individual Income panel
  • Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) will chair the Business tax panel
  • Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will chair the Savings and Investment panel
  • Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will chair the International panel
  • Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) will chair the Community Development and Infrastructure panel


House Democrat Unveils Tax Proposal

On January 12, House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a middle class tax cut plan. The plan is paid for by imposing a new 0.1 percent fee on financial transactions and by increasing the tax on capital gains. Issues related to the charitable community were not specifically mentioned. While the plan has little chance of advancing in this Congress, it could serve as a message document for Democrats as they head into the 2016 elections. 


Consider This: Ships Passing in the Night

There’s been a lot of chatter in Washington over the last several weeks about what to do about taxes. Frankly, it feels a bit like the two parties are ships passing in the night. It beats being put on a collision course, but falls short of getting to an agreement.

Heading into his State of the Union, the Administration was talking up the President’s proposal to provide low and middle income tax cuts paid for by one-percenter tax increases. His State of the Union discussion was very light on overall tax reform and didn’t delve into what some are calling his $320 billion “Robin Hood” tax proposal. As you may expect, his tax proposal did not go over well with Republicans. The office of Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan issued a press release titled, “The Obama Tax Hike in a Word: Seriously?”

Meanwhile, both House and Senate Republicans are moving quickly to see how much progress they can make in a short amount of time on tax reform that lowers rates and sweeps out at least some tax credits and deductions. While the Administration gives some attention to business tax reform, that attention doesn’t rise to the level of leaning in.

Will there be a place to meet in the middle over the next two years? We think the President’s proposal is really more about setting up the Democratic Party for the 2016 elections. It’s more of a message piece than anything else. That being said, we think that there is chance for Congress and the Administration to find some common ground on taxes over the next two years, if there truly is a will to do so.


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Achieving Results

(BLOG): ACR Marks 10 Years




January marks 10 years since the Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) was founded as a project of The Philanthropy Roundtable. To acknowledge this occasion, we unveil a special anniversary logo…

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Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

1938 The Cloisters

One of the most unusual museums in New York City, or anywhere in America, is The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in far northern Manhattan. The structure is a unified assemblage of pieces of five separate medieval monasteries that were moved from France to the United States. The site is surrounded by elaborate gardens built precisely as described in medieval manuscripts, and housed inside are several thousand priceless objects created during the Middle Ages, including tapestries, manuscripts, stained glass, metalwork, liturgical objects, ivory sculptures, and furniture.

The Cloisters is the product of one generous man:  John Rockefeller Jr., who drove the idea, and its execution, and provided nearly all of the resources. It began when Rockefeller purchased for the Met the remarkable collection of medieval art assembled by George Barnard. It soon became clear some special place would be needed to display the objects. So Rockefeller spent $6 million to acquire a large stretch of land and create a park overlooking the Hudson River in upper Manhattan (including portions of New Jersey on the opposite shore to protect the views). He donated the park to the city, and situated the Cloisters at its heart. The philanthropist hired architect Charles Collens to create a unified design that incorporated elements from the five cloistered abbeys (dating from the 12th to 15th centuries), after they had been taken apart, stone by stone, and transported to the U.S.

The complex amalgamation and rebuilding, then landscaping and decorating, took place during the 1930s and cost Rockefeller $16 million in Depression-era currency. To cap the undertaking, Rockefeller donated works from his own collection, including the famous “Hunt of the Unicorn” Netherlandish tapestries. He also provided an endowment that allows the institution to continue to acquire objects illustrating the many remarkable qualities of life in medieval Europe.

(Photo by Mat McDermott)

CGC Urges New Congressional Members to Protect Charitable Deduction

ACR Among the Coalition Members to Sign, Send Letter

The Alliance for Charitable Reform joined in sending a letter from the Charitable Giving Coalition to newly-elected members of Congress urging them to protect the full value and scope of the charitable deduction as budget and tax-related legislative items are considered. See the full text of the letter below.

Dear [Member]:

On behalf of the Charitable Giving Coalition, a diverse group representing private and community foundations, their grantees and independent charities, as well as nonprofit organizations and the associations and umbrella groups that serve their needs, we would like to congratulate you on your successful campaign and welcome you to Washington, D.C.

As Congress prepares to take up the budget, tax reform and other issues impacting tax policy, we strongly urge you to preserve the full scope and value of the charitable deduction. This unique, powerful incentive encourages contributions that allow our organizations to serve individuals, families and communities in your state and throughout the country. Proposals that would impose a cap or a floor on the deduction, or any other limitations, would impede the effectiveness of this vital incentive to give back to communities.

The charitable deduction is unique among itemized deductions in that it encourages individuals to give away a portion of their income to those in need. It promotes a selfless act, and it encourages taxpayers to donate more funds to charities than they would otherwise give.

A calculation of the deduction suggests that those in need receive $2.50 of benefit for every $1 of tax benefit going to the donor. In 2013, Americans gave over $335 billion to support charitable causes according to Giving USA, much of which is claimed as a charitable tax deduction.

Furthermore, nonprofit organizations that rely on charitable gifts to provide valuable services to communities have a powerful impact on the American economy. These organizations generate $1.1 trillion every year in the form of jobs and services. One in 10 U.S. workers is employed by the nonprofit sector, which provides 13.7 million jobs. Employees of nonprofit organizations received roughly nine percent of wages paid in the U.S., and the nonprofit sector paid $587.7 billion in wages and benefits.

Limiting the value of the charitable deduction would inhibit the ability of charities to serve Americans and communities across the country. As charities struggle to raise additional funds to meet increased demands for their services, we ought to encourage Americans to be more generous, not signal that giving is less important. We look forward to working with you and your staff on this issue.

Sincerely,

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chair
Agudath Israel of America
Alliance for Charitable Reform
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
American Alliance of Museums
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Jewish Committee
American Red Cross
American Society of Association Executives
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts Action Fund
Association of Art Museum Directors
Association of Christian Schools International
Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
Children’s Hospital Association
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for American Private Education
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Council on Foundations
Dance/USA
Detroit Zoological Society
DMA Nonprofit Federation
Dunham+Company
Educational Media Foundation
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
The Field Museum
Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee
Girl Scouts of the USA
Goodwill Industries International
Independent Sector
Jewish Federations of North America
Leadership 18
LeadingAge
League of American Orchestras
National Association of Independent Schools
National Catholic Development Conference
National Catholic Educational Association
National Council for Behavioral Health
National Council of Nonprofits
National Panhellenic Conference
North American Interfraternity Conference
OPERA America
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
Performing Arts Alliance
The Philanthropy Roundtable
Saint Louis Zoo
Salvation Army
Theatre Communications Group
United Way Worldwide
Volunteers of America
YMCA of the USA

Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

2000: Paying for Lynx Habitat at Loomis Forest

The Canada lynx was added to the U.S. endangered species list in 2000. One of the five areas of “critical habitat” for the animal was Loomis State Forest in Washington, where up to half of the cats in that state were thought to live. Most of that forest was trust land managed by the state, with the proceeds from timber sales going to schools to pay for the education of local children. In 1998 the state of Washington offered to end timber sales on the land if conservationists could raise sufficient funds—within one year—to compensate the schools for loss of this lumbering revenue. A local campaign was launched to raise $13 million in donations from private individuals and foundations. Just as the campaign reached its goal, via 3,500 donations large and small, the estimate of the fair market value of the lumber in the forest increased to $16.5 million. Seattle philanthropist Paul Allen then stepped forward to contribute the extra amount. The proceeds upon closing went directly into the school trust fund to benefit education, and the state redesignated the forest as a natural resource conservation area, allowing it to be managed as a wild area to benefit the lynx rather than for timbering.

ACR News 01.09.15 - New Year, New Congress, What You Need to Know

>> Federal: Washington Roundup
>> Federal: Ryan Takes Ways and Means Gavel
>> Federal: Tax Reform Remains a Hot Topic
>> Federal: A Look Back at 2014
>> Consider This: Hit the Ground Running
>> Top Reads: Are Donor-Advised Funds the Best Place for Your Charitable Dollars?


Washington Roundup

Congress returned to Washington on Tuesday to begin the 114th Congress. The new Congress sees 13 new Senators and 58 new Representatives, and also marks the start of the first Republican majority in both chambers since 2006. The first order of business for the House and Senate was to administer the oath of office and swear in new leadership. As expected, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was confirmed as the new Majority Leader and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) retained his position. 

Both the House and the Senate spent their first week back considering legislative items that are Republican priorities, including a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and a bill to increase the work-week guidelines under the Affordable Care Act from 30 to 40 hours per week. The House also passed a new set of rules that will require dynamic scoring of major pieces of legislation, including tax bills. Dynamic scoring seeks to forecast potential economic growth associated with tax policy when determining a bill’s long-term economic impact. Democrats called the changes “stacking the deck” in favor of additional tax cuts, while Republicans said the change will provide members of Congress with “more information” to guide their decisions. This new rule would only apply to House bills, although the Senate could follow suit later this year, according to Republican aides.


Ryan Takes Ways and Means Gavel

With the beginning of the new Congress, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) officially takes over as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He has not wasted any time getting to work. The committee will hold its first hearing next week, focusing on the “state of the economy” and “policies that can promote job creation and economic growth.” Chairman Ryan added that an “uncompetitive tax code” is one of many troubling issues facing American businesses. ACR’s priority issues are not expected to be discussed.

In terms of individual tax bills, Chairman Ryan told Ways and Means Republicans at the end of December that he will not discourage them from introducing new legislation, but that he prefers that any such bill align with the committee’s agenda. (As you may recall, last year former Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) asked Committee members not to introduce individual tax bills while the committee worked towards comprehensive tax reform.) This is potentially good news for the sector as it leaves the door open for our champions to introduce legislation that would encourage private giving, such as a reintroduction of the “America Gives More Act” or a permanent extension of some charitable tax extenders (annually expiring tax provisions). It is too early to tell how members will proceed under these new guidelines. 


Tax Reform Remains a Hot Topic

At the end of last year, the President and other congressional leaders cited tax reform as a potential area for compromise in the 114th Congress.  To continue that momentum, earlier this week incoming Ways and Means Select Revenues Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) said committee Republicans plan to hold a retreat sometime in January that will be “focused on tax reform.” Reichert added that the group would address a variety of questions including: “How do we want to start? What’s the big strategy? What’s the overall picture? Where do we hope to end up? What’s the goal?” This is significant because it marks the first time in recent history that either side of the committee has huddled on such a specific issue.

On the Senate side, incoming Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch released an op-ed on January 5, reiterating his seven principles for tax reform. They are: economic growth, fairness, simplicity, permanence, competitiveness, promotion of savings and investment, and revenue neutrality. These principles mirrored those included in his detailed 350-page report released before the holiday break. In the op-ed, Hatch noted he plans to unveil additional steps soon, but did not provide an exact timeline.


A Look Back at 2014

Before we get too far into the work of 2015, we want to take quick glimpse a few of the stories of 2014.

  • ACR Applauds Wyden/Thune Letter: Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) issued a letter in January signed by 33 Senators (from both sides of the aisle) calling for the preservation of the “full value and scope” of the charitable deduction
  • ACR Issues Statement in Response to Camp Tax Reform Draft: In February, then-House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his discussion draft of tax reform legislation.
  • 5th Annual The ACR Summit: The fifth annual ACR Summit for Leaders was held on March 5. 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. This year’s ACR Summit will be held on March 18.
  • ACR Begins New Webinar Series: ACR conducted a series of popular webinars on the nonprofit sector in 2014. The webinars focused on the Camp tax reform discussion draft, the economic impact of the nonprofit sector, and donor-advised funds. Look for more webinars in 2015.
  • ACR Hits the Hill: ACR completed a full day of meetings on 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.
  • ACR Analyzes Election Results and Provides Insight to Committee Leadership Changes/Power Shifts: From the balance of power shifting in the Senate, to new leadership of the tax-writing committees, the election of 2014 had a significant impact on Capitol Hill.
  • Free to Give Series: ACR continues to be the leading organization bringing you firsthand insight from nonprofit leaders, academics, and policy experts. Among the subjects interviewed in 2014 for our Free to Give interview series was Dr. Patrick Rooney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and Eugene Steuerle, who serves as the Richard B. Fisher Chair at the Urban Institute. Both discussed the studies they released in 2014 on the nonprofit sector.
  • ACR Forms New Advisory Council: To further enhance our public policy efforts, ACR convened a new Advisory Council in 2014, bringing together some of the nation’s top legal and policy experts on philanthropy.

Consider This: Hit the Ground Running

The 114th Congress opened on Monday and it is quite clear that the Republican House and Senate intend to hit the ground running. With Congress due to be in session for a full six weeks before a break in February, we expect a flurry of activity in a variety of areas, including tax reform.

There are two key reasons that Republicans are champing at the bit to get things done. First, they are finally in control of both the House and Senate. Second, whether they can maintain that control in 2016 is not entirely clear. 

Part of what Congress wants to do is undo things that have been done like the Affordable Care Act and immigration changes made by the President. In other areas like energy and tax reform, they’re working on proactive legislation.

So what might slow down all of this promised activity? The President’s veto power. In order to override a veto, both the House and Senate would have to muster up the votes of two-thirds of each Chamber. That doesn’t happen very often – historically about ten percent of the time. With only 54 Republicans in the Senate, getting to 67 is not going to be easy. As a result, hitting the ground running could wind up looking more like two years of watching wheels spinning.


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Philanthropic Achievement of the Week

1984: Hillsdale College Shifts to Private Funding


Founded in Michigan in 1844, Hillsdale College was built up in the early 1850s by hundreds of small private donations after professor and preacher Ransom Dunn rode more than 6,000 across the western frontier collecting funds to build a new hilltop campus. While eight out of ten American colleges founded before the Civil War would eventually close, this broad base of giving allowed Hillsdale to survive and prosper. Clear principles were central to Hillsdale’s appeal to donors. It was the first American college to prohibit in its charter any discrimination based on race, religion, or sex. It was the second college in the U.S. to grant four-year liberal arts degrees to women. It was a force for the abolition of slavery. During the Civil War, 400 Hillsdale students fought for the Union, a higher level of participation than from any other western college.

In the 1970s Hillsdale refused on philosophical grounds to comply with demands from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare that it count its student body by race. Courts ruled that because students brought federal student aid to the college, it must submit to any federal requirement. In response, Hillsdale announced that as of the 1984 school year it would withdraw from all forms of federal assistance. A few years later Grove City College took the same course for the same reason. In 2007, Hillsdale also stopped accepting funds from the state of Michigan, again to guard its independence of action.

To replace government aid and provide similar scholarship assistance to students, Hillsdale launched major efforts to raise private funds nationally. Today Hillsdale brings in approximately $50 million in donations every year, with private funding and investment income exceeding tuition and other revenues remitted by students, and zero reliance on public funds.

   -Hillsdale brief history

ACR News 12.22.14—We Couldn’t Have Said It Better

With the holiday season firmly upon us, and the new year right around the corner, we already have our sights turned to a busy 2015. In our final newsletter of the year, we want to share this five minute floor speech delivered on December 10 by outgoing House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI).

“There is no goodwill like that of an American,” Camp said. “As representatives of this great nation, we should do everything in our power to encourage individuals to give more and help charitable organizations expand their reach nationwide.”

We’d like to thank you for all of the work you do to protect private charitable giving and enhance philanthropic freedom. We look forward to continuing our work together in 2015.

Happy holidays from all of us here at the Alliance for Charitable Reform!

ACR Summit for Leaders



ACR Summit for Leaders
March 18, 2015
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001

In 2014, we saw the release of a 1000-page tax reform draft, a new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and an election that shifted the balance of power in Congress. What can we expect in 2015? With new chairmen for both the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees– former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT respectively – we expect next year to be another significant year for tax policy.

With so many tax issues still to be debated, nothing is completely on or off the table. Given the new political landscape, now is not the time for the philanthropic community to stay on the sidelines. We hope you will join us at the 2015 ACR Summit for Leaders to learn about what we can do to protect private giving 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.