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Monday, March 11, 2019

3:00 - 7:00 pm
Registration Open
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Liaison Hotel, The Metropolitan Room Lobby (Main Level)

Come pick up your name badge and other materials at the registration desk.

3:45 - 5:00 pm
Orientation for New Foundations on the Hill Participants
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Metropolitan West (Main Level)

What to Expect on the Hill

Hear from seasoned Hill staff about what they are thinking when they meet with constituents and what they want to hear from you. This session will discuss how to utilize the time you have with Congressional staff to convey your message and gain their understanding and support.

Facilitator: Kyle Caldwell, President and CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations

Speaker: Mark Ratner, Legislative Director/Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)

How to Run Effective Hill Meetings

What is the secret sauce for having a successful Hill meeting? This conversation will provide tips and advice from seasoned FOTH participants on how to get the most out of your meetings with members of Congress.

Facilitator: Matt Hennessy, Senior Manager of Public Policy, United Philanthropy Forum

Speakers: Karla Mercado, enior Manager, Public Policy and Philanthropy California, Southern California Grantmakers; Cynthia Pritchard, President & CEO, Philanthropy Delaware; and Anthony Richardson, Executive Director, The Nord Family Foundation

5:00 - 5:15 pm
Policy Update Meeting for Delegation Captains
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Metropolitan East (Main Level)

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Foundations on the Hill Opening Reception
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Metropolitan Center (Main Level)

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:30 am
Registration Open
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Liaison Hotel, The Metropolitan Room Lobby (Main Level)

Come pick up your name badge and other materials at the registration desk.

8:00 - 9:30 am
Alliance for Charitable Reform Leadership Summit Breakfast
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Metropolitan Ballroom (Main Level)

In preparation for Hill visits, Alliance for Charitable Reform will host a breakfast and bring in top Hill staffers to share their insights on the 2019 session.

Panelists: Andrew Grossman, Chief Tax Counsel for Ways and Means Democrats; Lori Prater, Policy Director and Tax Counsel to Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), senior member of the Ways and Means Committee; Tiffany Smith, Chief Tax Counsel for Senate Finance Committee Democrats; and Mark Warren, Chief Tax Counsel for Senate Finance Committee Republicans.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hill Visits

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Delegation Dinners

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am
FOTH Breakfast with Hill Updates
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Metropolitan Ballroom (Main Level)

Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 am. Hill updates will begin at 8:30 am

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hill Visits

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cocktails With the Forum Team
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Liaison Hotel, Art & Soul Restaurant (Main Level)