is the protection of philanthropic freedom – the right of Americans to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets. A project of The Philanthropy Roundtable, ACR educates legislators and policymakers about the central role of private charitable giving in American life and the dangers of legislative or political measures that would weaken or constrain the philanthropic freedom that makes such giving possible.
The current two-tiered tax provision is simply a disincentive for foundations to increase giving in any one year.
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The Philanthropy Roundtable’s vice president for public policy, Sean Parnell, recently participated in a discussion with David Callahan, the founder of Inside Philanthropy and author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Parnell and Callahan discussed a few of the topics addressed in the book, including freedom and oversight, civic inequality, […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable signed onto a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership this week in response to a prior letter from donor-advised fund (DAF) critics Ray Madoff and Roger Colinvaux, who proposed increased regulations on DAFs. The Committee invited the response after Madoff and Colinvaux proposed implementing forced payouts on DAFs and disallowing transfers from […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable sent a letter to New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver this week highlighting how a proposed rule to the state’s administrative code, 1.10.13 NMAC, would harm charities and erode philanthropic freedom. “Charitable organizations organized under section 501(c)3 of the federal tax code cannot participate in campaigns for public office, and […]
A few weeks ago Philanthropy Daily published a guest opinion piece by me addressing two other opinion articles it had recently featured that challenged the appropriateness of large university endowments. The co-author of one of those articles responded in the comments to what he saw as the deficiencies of my argument (and I offered my […]
Leaders from the Alliance for Charitable Reform discussed the universal charitable deduction, tax reform and our recent meetings with lawmakers for an article published this week by FOX Business Network’s Adam Shapiro entitled “Tax code change could boost charitable giving and cut middle-class taxes.” Shapiro’s focus in the article was Congress considering a universal charitable […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR), which is the legislative arm of The Philanthropy Roundtable, met with Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, congressional leadership and multiple Trump Administration officials July 13 to discuss issues affecting the charitable sector, such as the potential effect of tax reform on charitable giving. ACR […]
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