A year ago at his first National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump vowed to
Policy Alert for our members centered on the Universal Charitable Giving Act and 2020 Census.
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Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan "American Gives More Act of 2014," a legislative package that makes the IRA charitable rollover permanent and simplifies the excise tax on private foundations, both positions supported by many regional associations.
One year ago Philanthropy Ohio embarked on an initiative to create a tax incentive in Ohio law encouraging people to donate to permanent endowments at their local community foundations. THe bill has already passed the Ohio House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin, 84 -9. We caught up with Claudia Herrold, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Philanthropy Ohio to find out more about the initiative's origins and what's ahead for this bill this year.