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IRS Issues Request for Comments Regarding the Regulation of Donor Advised Funds

The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has issued Notice 2017-73 (the “Notice”) which outlines approaches the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the IRS are considering with respect to the regulation of certain...more

Proposed Tax Reform Bill Impacts Philanthropy and Tax-Exempt Organizations

On November 2, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Bill”). At over four hundred pages, the Bill promises substantial changes to the Internal...more

Diving into Family Philanthropy (Segment III): Making your family foundation’s assets work as hard as its grants

Family foundations that distribute grants to worthy charitable organizations to accomplish their philanthropic goals are a familiar part of the charitable landscape. While grant making is an important part of the work of...more

Diving Into Family Philanthropy (Segment II): What giving vehicle is right for your family?

We recommend waiting to choose a giving vehicle (or vehicles) until you have a clear sense of your family’s philanthropic objectives. Once identified, those philanthropic goals, in addition to tax and operational...more

Private Foundations: Taking Them Beyond Checkbook Philanthropy

by Lane Powell PC on

Today, we are seeing more sophisticated inquiries by founders of private foundations in line with the discussions surrounding social impact investing. For many years, high-net-worth individuals have used the same formula to...more

Trends, Pitfalls and Opportunities in Celebrity Philanthropy

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Athletes and celebrities have a long and storied track record with charitable causes. A celebrity can turn an otherwise unknown cause into a charitable powerhouse simply by lending a high profile name and likeness. Today,...more

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