Philanthropy Week in Washington Agenda

*Despite inclement weather, all Philanthropy Week activities will go on as planned. If you have any questions, contact Brian Horn at or 703-879-0649.

Tuesday, March 4

12-1 p.m.

Senate Roundtable Discussion - Philanthropy and Government: Partnerships in Times of Less
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

During Philanthropy Week in Washington the Senate Caucus will host its first event of the year, a roundtable discussion on how American philanthropy is bringing new ideas and an evolving field of social finance tools to bear on the challenges facing the country.

5:30-7 p.m.

Welcome and Networking Reception
Embassy Suites - Convention Center, Capital C Ballroom (Lower Level)

Join us in the early evening for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres to meet and reconnect with colleagues from across the country.

Wednesday, March 5

8-11:45 a.m.

Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) Summit for Leaders
Embassy Suites - Convention Center

A half-day event to learn more about what you can do to protect the charitable deduction and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable organizations in a free society.

12-1 p.m.

Looking into the Crystal Ball: Future of State and Federal Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving (Lunch)
Embassy Suites - Convention Center
Programming hosted by Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers' PolicyWorks for Philanthropy Initiative
Lunch sponsored by: Rockefeller & Co. and Council on Foundations

This lunch program will look at the future of tax incentives for charitable giving at both the state and federal level.

1:30-5 p.m.

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) - Delegation Meetings on Capitol Hill

Day one of meetings with your members of Congress.

Thursday, March 6

8-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast with Federal Departments
Embassy Suites - Convention Center

On Thursday morning, March 6th, several federal departments and agencies will attend breakfast at the Embassy Suites host hotel. This is an opportunity for participants to meet informally with philanthropic liaisons from across the federal government to talk about the work they do and to discuss possible partnerships. The following departments will be represented:

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Justice
  • FEMA
  • EPA, E3 Initiative
  • Climate Education Collaborative (NOAA, NASA, NSF)
  • State Department
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Corporation for National and Community Service

12-1 p.m.

Congressional Staff Briefing - Understanding the Role of American Philanthropy
Rayburn B-339

The briefing will highlight the role of foundations as collaborating partners with local governments and other private sector partners in regional and local community development and revitalization. A panel of foundation leaders will share examples of successful partnerships, followed by small table conversations between Congressional staff and foundation delegations visiting Capitol Hill this week.

All Day

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) - Delegation Meetings on Capitol Hill

Day two of meetings with your members of Congress. Lunch will be provided on Capitol Hill.

Friday, March 6

12-1 p.m. ET

Twitter Chat

The Council on Foundations will co-host a twitter chat with The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This chat will touch on a variety of topics including: perspectives on the president’s proposed budget and its impact on the sector, a look at the current policy debate around philanthropy’s role in the economy and creating jobs, the challenges of responding to increase demand when resources are limited, and the increasing importance of public philanthropic partnerships.

This chat will be part of the #cf100 series of Twitter chats, marking the 100th anniversary of community foundations.

Participate in the Twitter Chat by using: #pwdc, #cf100, #PhilanThrive.