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Small Foundations and the New Administration: State & Federal Laws to Watch

Thursday, March 9, 2017
2:00pm - 4:30pm EST
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Philadelphia, PA
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 S. Broad Street Suite 700 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

In collaboration with Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, the Exponent Philanthropy Local Engagement Group (LEG) invites you to join Philadelphia-area funders for a legal update with Andras Kosaras, Esq., Counsel at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, DC.

Our country is in transition. With the shift of power in the White House, now is the time to learn about what changes may be on the horizon and be prepared for the potential impact they could have on your philanthropy and the work of your grantees. Mr. Kosaras will discuss the legal topics that are most likely to be the focus of the new administration, as he reviews state and federal laws that affect small foundations, including: fiduciary responsibilities, the charitable deduction, advocacy, and lobbying. You’ll leave this session knowing what you need to watch for in the news, and what you can do to keep your organization and your grantees well informed.

Following the program, join us for a networking happy hour at XIX to continue conversation and build relationships with your funding colleagues in the region. Light snacks will be provided. Beverages at your own expense.

CLICK HERE to register.

Philanthropy Network members will need to create an account to register on Exponent Philanthropy's site before registering for the session.  
Should you experience any difficulty, contact Nikki Hilgert by email or at 202-580-6569.




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Andras Kosaras
Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Andras is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office ofArnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.He represents domestic and international tax-exempt and philanthropic organizations on a broad range of legal issues that  encompass regulatory, tax controversy, transactional and operational matters, including structuring domestic and international programs, grantmaking, mission and program related investments, governance and business ventures. He also represents individuals and corporate donors on charitable giving.



  • This is a joint session of Exponent Philanthropy’s Local Engagement Group (LEG) and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia’s Small Funders Affinity Group. LEG programs provide opportunities for Exponent Philanthropy members to connect with and learn from other funders with few or no staff in their community. These programs are planned and hosted by members with support from both Exponent Philanthropy staff and regional associations.


  • Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is the region’s membership association for organizations and individuals active in philanthropy. Serving primarily Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties, plus adjacent areas, Philanthropy Network champions the role of philanthropy in improving the quality of life in the region and educates and inspires members to do their best giving.
  • Philanthropy Network’s Small Funders Affinity Group is comprised of members who self-identify as “small” due to either the grantmaking budget or staff size.  The group convenes quarterly to share best practices and to discuss how to make the most impact with limited resources. 


CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES:  This is a complimentary program, but we do ask that you pre-register. We encourage you to share information about this program with other funders you think might benefit. Please submit all substitutions or cancellations to Nikki Hilgert by email or at 202-580-6569.


TRAVEL INFORMATION:  We will be meeting at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Click here for detailed directions.


For more information please contact:

Ms. Nikki Hilgert
Program Manager, Volunteer Engagement
Exponent Philanthropy