Washington Update: End-of-Year Hill Activity



Get the Latest on the Charitable “Tax Extenders”

This quick 30-minute update covers end-of-year congressional activity that will impact your work. Hear the latest on the state of play from our seasoned Capitol Hill consultants, and learn how you can take action on the charitable “tax extenders,” including the IRA Charitable Rollover, through our 5 Minutes for Philanthropy advocacy campaign.

As many of our members know, the IRA Charitable Rollover, along with the enhanced deductions for conservation easement and food inventory contributions, were retroactively extended for 2014 for just two weeks and have not yet been made available for 2015 or future years. With just 3 legislative weeks left this year and much to get done, leaders in the House and Senate need to hear from you to understand how important these provisions are to charitable organizations.

The time is now to urge your lawmakers to act swiftly to pass these provisions into law for 2015 and beyond. It’s also an ideal time to tell your lawmakers to expand the IRA Charitable Rollover to donor advised funds (DAFs) and additional giving tools, and to simplify the two-tiered private foundation excise tax.

Speakers include

Ken Kies
Managing Director
Federal Policy Group

Rob Leonard
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Sue Santa
Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Legal Affairs
Council on Foundations

*Council events are not opportunities for solicitation of any kind, including asking for business, fund management, or grants. All types of solicitation are strictly prohibited. For more information, read our no solicitation policy.