Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:11
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce the four new members of its board of directors, each of whom will serve for three years. Elected at the Council’s 2016 annual conference on April 11, Tony Mestres, the president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation, Jamie Merisotis, the president and...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:38
Hazle Hamilton Elected President of the Community Foundations National Standards Board
Posted Date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:14
I have attended a lot of conferences over the years and have always felt driven to go to as many sessions as possible, to gather information and knowledge to bring back to my colleagues at the Maine Community Foundation. This time around was no different: I set out to get the latest on National...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:20
At the Council’s 2016 Annual Conference, two influential foundation presidents sat down with the Council’s President and CEO Vikki Spruill to share their insights into the conference’s theme of purpose. Spruill opened what became a lively discussion with The Clinton Foundation President Donna...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:44
A year and a half before the historic US Supreme Court ruling ended discrimination in civil marriage rights for same-sex couples, foundations and nonprofit leaders of the LGBTQ movement came together to address a concern: While many activists anticipated the legal victory, many also worried that...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:45
In this week's Washington Snapshot: New PRI Regulations Released by Treasury; Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Tax Reform; Artist-Museum Partnership Bill Introduced in the House; More Legislative Activity in the House; Council Represents U.S. Philanthropy in Vienna; China to Review...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:19
Last summer, the Treasury Department announced their intention to finalize new regulations for program-related investments (PRIs). This week, it published nine new examples of permissible PRIs. Treasury responded to continued requests of the philanthropic community, which recognized that the...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 15:36
Last week I joined other members of the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange in Washington DC for our first meeting since the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. joined the Philanthropy Joining Forces Impact Pledge. All members have agreed to support veterans and their families as they rejoin our communities...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:09
Earthquakes rocked Ecuador, Japan, and Myanmar this past weekend, affecting thousands, and reminding all of us how vulnerable communities are to external disaster shocks. There are several opportunities for philanthropy to respond.
Posted Date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:32
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Annual Conference & Philanthropy Week Highlights; IRA Charitable Rollover Bill Introduced in House; Ways & Means Tax Policy Committee Holds Second Tax Reform Hearing; Clarifying Permissible Distributions for IRA Charitable Rollover; Constitutional...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:24
America’s workforce is challenged with adapting to demands for new skills and additional training as technology continues to influence all facets of the working world. Job descriptions are morphing to meet needs as companies stay competitive in the global marketplace.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:17
Maria Teresa Kumar grew up in Sonoma, Calif., a daughter of an immigrant field worker, and spent childhood summers in strife-torn Colombia during the drug wars and days of narcos. Shiza Shahid was raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, and was witness to the growing takeover of the Taliban before accepting...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:00
The Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge today announced $7 million in new investments to strengthen services and support for millions of veterans and military families across the United States. With their commitments, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., Orange County Community Foundation, and...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:08
United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Nani A. Coloretti addressed the annual conference Sunday to describe the federal government’s multi-pronged effort to support American communities and how HUD has developed new strategies in meeting the challenges of today’s population.