Policy Changes in the Pipeline: How Will New Proposed Legislation Affect Family Giving?
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
Tax reform and policy changes are complex topics to understand. How can proposed tax reform affect the work of your foundation? What policies about charitable giving should giving families know about and consider? Are there steps giving families can take to prepare? Join John Mullaney, the Executive Director of the Nord Family Foundation as he interviews:
- Sandra Swirski, Executive Director for Alliance for Charitable Reform
- Jay Hutchins, the Associate Director of Policy at the United Philanthropy Forum
Topics will include updates about pending legislation, the potential impact of new policies, and how foundations and donors can educate themselves about these issues.
Jay Hutchins is the Associate Director of Policy at the United Philanthropy Forum. Jay brings with him an extensive record of public policy development and issue advocacy. His background reflects a lifelong commitment to public service and civic engagement. Jay has served as a senior advisor and director of government affairs at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation where he led efforts on issues including retirement security and employee protections. At the Greater Baltimore Committee, a regional business advocacy organization, Jay successfully advocated for a record increase in Baltimore City school funding and the passage of public-private partnership legislation. Earlier in his career, Jay held government affairs positions both in and outside of government with a focus on education and workforce issues. He lobbied Congress and the White House for Goodwill Industries International and before that served in the Clinton Administration as an appointee to the Peace Corps. Jay holds a law degree from Howard University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Winston-Salem State University. He lives in Montgomery County, Maryland with his wife and their two children.
John Mullaney has been the Executive Director of the Nord Family Foundation since April 1998. Prior to his tenure at The Nord Family Foundation, Mr. Mullaney served in both the education and non-profit sectors and developing countries. He was a program and research manager at Harvard University’s Institute for International Development and a program director for the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, also at Harvard University. In each of his positions, he had the opportunity to work directly with university faculty and public officials in Latin America, Europe and Africa. His experience in philanthropy began in 1982 as a country representative for Catholic Relief Services in El Salvador during that country’s civil war. John completed his undergraduate education at Boston College and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University.
Sandra Swirski serves as Executive Director for the Alliance for Charitable Reform. Sandra is a co-founder of Urban Swirski & Associates, a public policy and government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Swirski’s practice focuses on advising Fortune 500 executives and leaders of nonprofit organizations about public policy and government affairs issues. On Capitol Hill, Ms. Swirski served as a senior staff member for two prominent U.S. Senators—Senator Jack Danforth (R-MO) and Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY)—both of whom served on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She was also chief counsel for the Senate’s Social Security Subcommittee. Her private sector experience includes serving as the top federal lobbyist for Mobil Corporation and advising multinational clients on policy issues while in the national office of Ernst & Young. She speaks throughout the country on public policy issues affecting business and nonprofits. Ms. Swirski holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a J.D. from George Washington University, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University.
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