Public Policy

"Philanthropy Week in Washington," hosted by Council on Foundations, is the new theme for a week of activities including Foundations on the Hill, the ACR Summit for Leaders, and other public policy related activities.

In this issue:Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Tax Reform on hold until 2014; New IRS 501(c)(4) political activity regulations; Public Good IRA Rollover Act; Budget Conference Deadline Looms; Pay for Success Incentive Fund; American Enterpr

The Council has actively supported extending and expanding the IRA charitable rollover since its inclusion in The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA).

This is an incredibly exciting time at the Council on Foundations. We recently wrapped up our Fall Conference for Community Foundations Conference in San Diego, our fourth major conference since I came to the Council.

Meeting with a member of Congress or with congressional staff is an effective way to convey a message about a specific issue or legislative matter. Below are some suggestions for making the most of your visit.

Each member of Congress has staff to assist him or her during a term in office. To be most effective in communicating with Congress, it is helpful to know the titles and principal functions of key staff.

In this Issue: Spotlight on the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-in; Highlights of the Day; Lunch Briefing for Congressional Staff; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; A Busy Week in Tax Reform; Chairman Baucus Discussion Drafts; Senator Schume