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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Council and HUD are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life for low- and moderate-income American for the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The winners of these prestigious HUD Secretary’s Awards will be presented at the Council’s 2017 Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, in April.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Council on Foundations has announced the names of the 24 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the fourth Career Pathways Program. This intensive, year-long leadership development program is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector's senior executives.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Philanthropy News Digest recently spoke with Chris Gates about his new role at the Council and what he — and the Council — can do to help our members prepare for the new administration.

The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs. Please dial the membership line directly at 703-879-0645 or email Membership at membership@cof.org.

Monday, December 19, 2016

This past Friday a diverse group of philanthropic leaders gathered in New York City to discuss the unexpected election results, what those results mean for our nation and what they mean for our work, both individually and as a sector.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction to halt the implementation of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Council on Foundations announces that the nomination period for its 2017 Awards Program is open November 22, 2016 through January 4, 2017.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Today, Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, named Chris Gates Executive Vice President for External Affairs, a newly created position that combines public policy, legal affairs, member relations, and communications. In this position, Gates will help the organization amplify, advocate for, and strengthen the field of philanthropy as it continues to be a vital driver of positive social change.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Council on Foundations Vice President for Content Design Jesse Salazar will receive the 2016 Milestones in Mentoring Young Professional Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University Alabama. This award recognizes young professionals in public relations "who are up-and-coming leaders who are already paying it forward."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This letter provides input regarding forthcoming regulations on DAFs, specifically (1) the termination of private foundations into DAFs, and (2) whether recipients of grants from DAFs may treat such grants as public support to qualify for public charity status. These are important issues to our members, and we urge the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to proceed thoughtfully when drafting regulations.