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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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) urged Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the major party nominees for President of the United States, to support the full preservation of the charitable deduction in a letter the coalition sent to the candidates this week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Registration is now open for the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together — in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26, 2017. The Council’s annual conference is the premier event for the philanthropic sector, and Leading Together promises to be an immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy plays in society to create transformational change.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce the application period for its flagship leadership development program, Career Pathways, is open now through October 31, 2016. Through Career Pathways, the Council seeks to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the leadership pipeline and develop a generation of diverse leaders who are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their own organizations and the broader philanthropic sector.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Council’s Endowments and Finance Summit is the premier annual event for those responsible for the strategic and effective management of foundations’ assets and resources. High level speakers attached to the 2016 convening include Alberto Ibargüen, President, CEO and Trustee, Johnson S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Dr. Jason Wingard, Dean and Professor, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University; Jean Case, CEO of The Case Foundation; Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes Magazine; and Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations.