In the opening session of the 2015 ACR Summit for Leaders, we had a bit of fun with messaging around the charitable deduction while conveying the critical importance of communicating to Congress that this part of our tax code must be protected. In this session four speakers delivered four different messages about the charitable deduction and audience members voted for the most persuasive message. The presenters and moderator were all members of the Charitable Giving Coalition, which has provided a unique and unified voice on Capitol Hill on issues affecting the charitable deduction since 2009.
Andy Finch, Director of Policy, Association of Art Museum Directors
Steven Woolf, Senior Tax Policy Counsel, Jewish Federations of North America
Sue Santa, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations
Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy, United Way Worldwide
Tim Delaney, President and CEO, National Council of Nonprofits (moderator)