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Alliance for Charitable Reform's Summit for Leaders

The Philanthropy Roundtable

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Alliance for Charitable Reform's Summit for Leaders

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ACR Summit for Leaders
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Thank you for your interest in attending the Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) Summit for Leaders.  Please contact Cassandra Maloney directly at 202-600-7901 or in order to register for the ACR Summit for Leaders.

The ACR Summit for Leaders offers a half-day of programming to provide a snapshot of the current political issues impacting philanthropy and nonprofits, and guidance on how to effectively advance your cause amid the ever-present din in Washington. The Summit is an excellent opportunity for foundation executives, nonprofit leaders, and others interested in the intersection of public policy and philanthropy.

Additional Events:

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon co-hosted by Alliance for Charitable Reform, Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers with commentary and analysis on the Republican Primary and the General Election.

ACR Fly In/Speak Out (Lobby Day)
Wednesday Afternoon
Meeting with senior Congressional staff to discuss the importance of maintaining incentives for charitable giving such as the charitable deduction. Location: Capitol Hill.
Note - If you would like to participate in the Lobby Day only , please email Patrice Lee at

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception to acknowledge the work of a key Member of Congress who is championing issues important to private philanthropy. Location: The Monocle Restaurant on the Senate side of Capitol Hill.

Also occurring Wednesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 22:

Foundations on the Hill
The ACR Summit for Leaders is held in conjunction with Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), hosted by the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. We encourage Summit attendees who are eligible to participate in FOTH to visit for more information. Attendees must register separately for Foundations on the Hill here.

Why Attend the Summit?

Amid challenging economic times, in 2011 the charitable sector was a target. With growing budget deficits and increasing pressure to fund government programs, the President and some in Congress began to explore the possibility of sacrificing so-called “sacred cows,” most notably the charitable deduction, as a means to close the gap. Fortunately, ACR and our colleagues in the sector engaged in a successful campaign to educate Members of Congress about the critical role private philanthropy plays in strengthening our communities.

2012 will be no less challenging. Deficits continue to grow and the hunt for money will become even more intense. And then there's the upcoming election. All Presidential candidates have proposed sweeping tax reform plans. In this context, changes to our tax code will be the subject of much debate and discussion. We should expect some lawmakers to call for tax policy changes that could drive less private giving. 

A complete list of session and speakers will be announced soon.


Register online or call 202.822.8333
(Online registration closed March 14th)

Registration is required for all events hosted by the Alliance for Charitable Reform. If you plan to attend Foundations on the Hill, you must register separately here.

Note: The ACR Summit for Leaders is intended for foundation and nonprofit executives.

The Alliance for Charitable Reform is a project of The Philanthropy Roundtable. For more information contact Patrice Lee at The Philanthropy Roundtable at or 202.822.8333.


Have questions about Alliance for Charitable Reform's Summit for Leaders? Contact The Philanthropy Roundtable

When & Where

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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