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Event Date Tue Feb 18 EST (almost 2 years ago)
Location 500 L'Enfant Plaza, USA
500 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Anacostia Room, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Region Americas

Taxes and the Future of Philanthropy 2020 - The philanthropic sector currently faces a difficult challenge: Recent changes to the tax law leave only about 10 percent of households, mainly with higher incomes, with incentive to donate to charity. This increasingly dominant influence of wealthy donors has drawn criticism, and leaders of the philanthropic sector have expressed concern about diminishing public trust in the sector’s efforts. In addition, a lack of resources limits regulators’ abilities to police this influence, thus bad actors threaten the sector’s reputation.

All this occurs against a backdrop of vexing societal challenges—climate change, rising inequality, loss of faith in government—that call for the philanthropic sector’s involvement. To address these issues, the sector is creating new philanthropic vehicles and approaches and considering legal and structural changes.

On Tuesday, February 18, a conference jointly organized by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the American Tax Policy Institute, featuring panels of experts and a keynote address by Chronicle of Philanthropy editor Stacy Palmer, will deepen the discussion by addressing the following:

• Has charitable giving become the province of the rich, and, if so, what are the consequences?
• What policies would more efficiently and fairly encourage charitable giving?
• Can the Internal Revenue Service regulate the philanthropic sector, and should reform account for the Internal Revenue Service’s capacity?
• How has the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affected charities?
• How will generational change affect philanthropy?


2020 Speakers

Ellen P. Aprill
Professor of Law

John E. Anderson
Vice President, Chair in Tax Law, Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount Universityl, American Tax Policy Institute

Mark J. Mazur
Director, BearingPoint

Robert C. Pozen
Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Karin Kunstler Goldman
Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau, Office of the New York Attorney General

Nina Olson
Executive Director, Center for Taxpayer Rights

Marcus S. Owens
Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

H. Art Taylor
President, CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance


Elizabeth Young
Senior Manager, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Joseph J. Cordes
Professor of Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, Codirector, Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University

Catherine E. Livingston
Partner, Jones Day

Ruth M. Madrigal
Principal, KPMG

Alexander L. Reid
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Ellen P. Aprill
Professor of Law, American Tax Policy Institute

John E. Anderson
Chair in Tax Law, Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Vice President, American Tax Policy Institute

Stacy Palmer
Editor, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Hillary Bounds
Vice President of Legal, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Roger Colinvaux
Director, Law, Public Policy Program, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America

Jill R. Horwitz
Vice Dean for Faculty, Intellectual Life, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

C. Eugene Steuerle
Institute Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Laura Tomasko
Policy Program Manager, Urban Institute

C. Eugene Steuerle
Institute Fellow, Richard B. Fisher Chair