Foundations on the Hill Site Goes Live


The Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) website is now live.  Please check out our new site and register for the event.

We hope that you will join us for this year’s FOTH event, taking place on Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 17 at the L’Enfant Plaza hotel located at 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, D.C. FOTH is a unique opportunity for grantmakers to demonstrate the power of philanthropy and its impact on American society, particularly in these turbulent economic times.

This year, it is expected that Congress will consider a comprehensive tax reform bill. It is very important that Congress hear from foundations and grantmaking organizations about the initiatives and projects in which the sector is engaged to help communities deal with the struggling economy. Additionally, these discussions between the philanthropic sector and Congress will help to ensure that any legislative tax reform that is being considered will protect and grow philanthropy so that we can continue to meet the needs of Americans across the country.

Your participation in FOTH will help to:

• inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
• create visibility for foundations on Capitol Hill
• advocate on legislative issues affecting foundations and philanthropy
• encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues

Foundations on the Hill Conference Calls
To prepare registrants for this year’s FOTH event the Council on Foundations and Forum will host a delegation captain conference call and three registrant conference calls. During these calls we will provide tips on assembling a delegation and scheduling Hill visits, review and provide an update of our agenda for the event, provide a legislative overview and suggested talking points for Hill visits and answer any questions, comments and concerns registrants may have.

• Thursday, February 11 at 2pm ET – Delegation Captain Call
• Tuesday, February 16 at 2pm ET- Regional Association Call
• Wednesday, February 24 at 2pm ET- Second Participant Call
• Tuesday, March 9 at 2pm ET- All Registrants Call

Dial-in information and an agenda for each call will be posted on the Foundations on the Hill website prior to the aforementioned conference call dates.

Registration & Hotel Reservations
Registration for FOTH is $95.00. As mentioned above, this year’s event will take place at the L’Enfant Plaza hotel. The Council and Forum have secured room blocks at the L’Enfant Plaza for $259.00 per night for FOTH participants.  To register online, book online reservations at the L’Enfant Plaza hotel, view a draft agenda and more information about the event, visit the new Foundations on the Hill website.

FOTH Tweeting Now Available
Help us move the Foundations on the Hill conversation online.  Share your personal FOTH experiences and stories. We’d love to hear from you!  Follow the conversation around FOTH by following the Council’s Twitter feed at twitter.com/cof_ and the Forum’s at twitter.com/givingforum. Join in by using the hash tag #FOTH in your tweets before, during and after FOTH.

Questions, Comments, Concerns?
For additional information and questions about Foundations on the Hill, contact Chatrane Birbal at Chatrane.Birbal@cof.org or 703-879-0689 in the Council’s Legal and Public Policy department or Courtney Moore at Cmoore@givingforum.org or 703/879-0809 at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

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