Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:00
StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to the Council on Foundations' 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange to record and preserve the stories of our professional network and community. As part of our ongoing efforts to tell the story of philanthropy and inspire new...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:51
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: An Invitation from Vikki Spruill to Philanthropy Exchange; Rep. Paulsen Introduces Excise Tax Bill; LAST CHANCE: Submit Your Nominations for the Council Awards Program; USDA Joins HUD for Secretaries' Award for PPPs; .foundation...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:14
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Last Chance: Public Policy Preconference; Congressman Paulsen Introduces Bill to Simplify Private Foundation Excise Tax; IRA Charitable Rollover Permanence Bill - Markup Likely Next Week Talks Continue in Senate on Extenders; Agreement on...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:00
Arlington, VA - On May 20th, Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) introduced H.R. 4691, a bill that would simplify the private foundation excise tax to a flat rate of 1 percent—a position the Council has long supported. The bill is co-sponsored by Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL-7). Council President...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:20
”The universe is made of stories, not of atoms,” said poet Muriel Rukeyser. Just a year ago, Ruykeyser’s words proved to be transformational for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. As a program officer listening to a grantee report about a local man facing a terrible disease with...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:10
In this week's edition of Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Just Announce - Public Policy Preconference; New Dates - "Tax Reform: Charting the Future of Philanthropy"; Senate Vote on Tax Externder Bill; Schock Bill Would Make IRA Charitable Rollover Permanent; New Book from...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:02
In this week's edition of Washington Snapshot, you'll find: The IRA Charitable Rollover - Working Toward Permanence & Expansion; New Dates - "Tax Reform: Charting the Future of Philanthropy" Webinars; Happenings on the Hill; Philanthropy News and Op-Eds
Posted Date: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:59
In this weeks This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Deadline Extended: Submit Your Nominations for the Council Award Program; Elevating Philanthropy's Support for Veterans; Loyola University Honors Vikki Spruill; Healthy Minds Healthy Communities; Tweet of the Week
Posted Date: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:08
The problem was as vast as the ocean – or in our case, the Gulf of Mexico, floor. Over time, the reef system in the Gulf waters bordering Collier County in SW Florida had been destroyed by hurricanes and shifting currents. For fish and other marine life, there was nowhere to run – or hide – and the...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 09:46
A lot has been accomplished over the years since HIV/AIDS first was discovered. Scientists have come a long way toward finding a cure, and in the process many of those afflicted with the disease are living much longer than in the past.
Posted Date: Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:42
At a recent gubernatorial candidate forum I attended in Rhode Island, a Brown University professor presented on the challenges of climate change for the Ocean State. His last slide gave three examples of “win-win solutions.” At the top of the list was the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
Posted Date: Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:31
In this issue: First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden Announce Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge, Council Comments on IRS Priority Guidance Plan, Congress Takes Up Extenders, Favorable IRS Rulings to Know About, Philanthropy News and Op-eds
Posted Date: Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:42
This week, at the American Red Cross national headquarters, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joined Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill, Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, senior government officials, military leaders, and foundation executives...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:40
The Council on Foundations wrote to the Department of Treasury and the IRS this week to urge them to prioritize several regulations and guidance documents that impact our members.