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NCFP Webinar - Policy Changes in the Pipeline: How Will New Proposed Legislation Affect Family Giving?

Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
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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, the Associate Director of Policy at the United Philanthropy Forum

Jay HutchinsJay Hutchins is the Associate Director of Policy at the United Philanthropy Forum. 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, 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.


John Mullaney, the Executive Director of the Nord Family Foundation

John Mullaney

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, Executive Director, Alliance for Charitable Reform

Sandra Swirski

Sandra Swirski serves as Executive Director for the Alliance for Charitable Reform. She is a co-founder of Urban Swirski & Associates, a public policy and government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Swirski’s practice focuses on advising Fortune 500 executives and leaders of nonprofit organizations about public policy and government affairs issues. On Capitol Hill, she 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. Swirski holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a J.D. from George Washington University, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. 


As a membership benefit, SCG family foundation members have complimentary access to NCFP webinars.

Who May Attend:
Current SCG family foundation members

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