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Donors Forum of Chicago

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Venue: Michigan Room, University Club of Chicago

Address: 76 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL United States

Foundation Source Speaker:  Andrew Schulz, National Director of Community and Legal Relations

The fiscal cliff was narrowly — and temporarily — avoided in January. Now, questions of debt, deficit, and the economy linger. Will Congress cut spending, raise revenue, or do both? How will changes that were enacted in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2013 affect philanthropy, and what lies in store as Congress considers additional changes? It is not hyperbole to say that it is now more important than ever for foundations to be involved in public policy. Yet, many foundations remain on the sidelines, perhaps afraid of the rules and regulations that dictate how foundations engage in policy, or unconvinced of the urgency of getting involved.

This session will demystify the rules, showing you how to safely engage in policy. We will also examine the most important issues in play on Capitol Hill, and you will hear from peers who have taken the step and become engaged in policy.

Join Donors Forum and national expert Andrew Schulz, Executive Vice President, Foundation Source, to learn more about how what happens in Washington, D.C. will matter to your foundation’s grantmaking and administration, and how you can be a participant instead of a spectator. Featuring comments from James D. Parsons, President, The Brinson Foundation; Valerie Chang, Director of Policy Research, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and Laurel O’Sullivan, Vice President, Public Policy, Donors Forum.

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