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Date:
Fri, 04/10/2015
Leonard Aube, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, passed away this week. He will be remembered for his courage and vision in serving Los Angeles, and providing over $2 billion in support to more than 2,500 non-profits around the world.
Date:
Tue, 03/24/2015
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The Council on Foundations today announced the hiring of Siobhán O’Riordan as the new Senior Vice President of Member Engagement. In this capacity, she will oversee the member relations, professional development, research, intermediary partnerships, communications, and diversity and inclusion teams at the Council.
Date:
Thu, 03/05/2015
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs. Salary information is provided for 35 executive, professional and administrative positions, and the report allows grantmakers to compare compensation to that of their peers by foundation type, asset size, and region.
Date:
Mon, 02/02/2015
Issues: Public Policy
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. This year, the Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around “Middle Class Economics.”
Date:
Thu, 01/22/2015
Issues:
Today, the Council on Foundations (Council) announced the professional development working groups for its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco scheduled for April 26 – 28. These working groups will be partnering with the Council’s staff and leadership to develop world-class programming that speaks to the core concerns of each foundation type.
Date:
Wed, 12/24/2014
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Former Council Board Chair Valleau Wilkie Jr. passed away last week after more than 40 years of service in philanthropy.
Date:
Mon, 12/22/2014
The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 25, 2014 - January 2, 2015. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs.
Date:
Mon, 12/15/2014
Issues:
We have many reasons to celebrate the work we've done on your behalf in 2014.
Date:
Thu, 12/11/2014
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives failed to advance the Supporting America's Charities Act (H.R. 5806), a milestone bill that would have widely benefited philanthropy and charitable organizations across the country. The vote broke down along party lines, with 275 Members voting for the bill and 149 Democrats voting "no" on the grounds that the provisions are not offset with spending cuts elsewhere. Despite majority support, the bill failed to garner the two-thirds support necessary to overcome procedural challenges.
Date:
Tue, 11/25/2014
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The Council is delighted to report a major step toward victory for the charitable sector. In a deal announced this afternoon, the IRA charitable rollover would be made permanent law.
Date:
Thu, 11/20/2014
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The Council on Foundations announced that this month Laura Tomasko will begin a new role at the White House, where she will focus on impact investing public policy and philanthropic engagement. During her four years at the Council, she managed public-philanthropic partnership projects and led an impact investing initiative focused on community foundations. Laura’s work at the Council, helping to promote and nurture philanthropic engagement in impact investing, has garnered national recognition for the impact of foundations and the innovative practices of the field.

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