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Monday, April 24, 2017

Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2017 Annual Conference explores how philanthropy plays a role in bridging divides.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Council on Foundations will present Citi Foundation with its 2017 Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications at its upcoming Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, on April 25.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Ronald B. Richard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Foundation, will receive its Distinguished Service Award. The Award is philanthropy’s highest honor and celebrates a visionary leader who embodies the inspirational qualities that define excellence in philanthropy—commitment, courage, entrepreneurship, and impact.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:37pm

Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill spoke with Champions for Social Good's Jamie Serino about Leading Together, the Sustainable Development Goals, and more.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:30am

Healing Across the Divides (HATD) is a new member of the Council on Foundations.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:27pm

I am delighted to introduce you to the Council’s private philanthropy newsletter!

Washington Snapshot

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Debate continues as charitable issues receive increasing attention; Bill seeks to extend charitable contribution carryover for public utilities; President signs EO to "buy and hire American"; In the States - Constitutional property tax exemption at risk in Louisiana; New Mexico donor disclosure bill vetoed.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress may be in recess this week, but tax reform is still the talk of the town; Congress Adjourns for Recess Without Clear Strategy on Spending Legislation; Gorsuch Swearing In Returns SCOTUS to Full Capacity; White House Lifts Hiring Freeze, but Still Looks to Scale Back Agencies; In the States - Reining in Red Tape.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress and the administration have yet to reach consensus on an approach to tax reform; Government funding is set to expire at the end of this month; Private foundations and the charitable deduction—yes, you may lobby; In the States - Congressional action, inaction affecting state policy agendas.