Due to overwhelming response this year, we have moved the ACR Summit for Leaders to The Liaison hotel across the street from the Hyatt Regency at 415 New Jersey Ave NW, in the Metropolitan Ballroom on the lobby level of The Liaison.
The next two years will be a time of vulnerabilities as well as opportunities for the philanthropic sector. The likelihood of sweeping tax reform has risen dramatically with the election of a Republican president along with Republican control of both the House and the Senate. As part of the tax reform discussion, we've already seen lawmakers propose provisions that may threaten charitable giving. With many tax issues still undecided, nothing is completely on or off the table. The Alliance for Charitable Reform’s Summit for Leaders will be held as part of Foundations on the Hill, on the morning of Tuesday, March 21. Programming will feature leaders in philanthropy, policy experts, and congressional staff. We invite you to join us to get the insider's view of Congress and learn about what we can do to protect private giving and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable organizations in a free society.
Participation in the #ACRSummit is included with your FOTH registration fee. If you would like to register for the ACR Summit only, please select the "Summit for Leaders Only" registration option.
Democracy in America is facing deep and serious challenges. Political debate leading up to the 2016 election was sharply polarized and the quality of information in front of voters was badly eroded, with increasing prevalence of fake news casting a haze over the electorate. Since the election, the situation seems to have only gotten worse, with political leaders challenging the integrity of the independent press, even while making blatantly false claims of their own. But a free press, enshrined in the First Amendment, is fundamental to our nation’s democracy. And philanthropy has an important role in serving the information needs of communities. Even before the turbulent political season, journalism was facing major challenges, with daily newspapers continuing to shrink and fold in many communities. Now, there is even greater urgency for foundations to support a free and independent press. In our session we will hear about important developments in Washington, from experts in media and philanthropy. And we will also explore ways that foundations can work with media outlets to strengthen media coverage of critical issues – at the local, state and national level.