Thursday, December 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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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.
Monday, November 17, 2014
The Council on Foundations today announced the newest members of its network team, which focuses on building community and facilitating the flow of information and ideas across the philanthropic sector. Stephanie McGencey will serve as Senior Network Manager working in the Mid-Atlantic, and Jenny Harms will assume the role as Midwest Network Manager.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Former Council Board Member Sharon King passed away last week after more than 40 years of service to the field. She will be remembered for her tireless dedication to philanthropy and to promoting social justice.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HUD, USDA, and Council on Foundations honor work of place-based foundations.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
As part of the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, The Cleveland Foundation and the Council on Foundations honored William S. White, CEO of the Mott Foundation, for his work to promote community philanthropy. White was presented with an award acknowledging his enduring commitment to the field during a reception at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Vikki Spruill addressed more than 1,500 philanthropic leaders about the remarkable future of community philanthropy and the Council's role in supporting it.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Council is aware that an individual healthcare worker, who has since tested positive for Ebola, recently travelled from the Cleveland airport. To date, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ohio.