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April 23, 2014
FPN Member Webinar

The Role of Safety Net Clinics in the ACA Era
2:00-3:00 pm ET

May 7, 2014
FPN Community Foundation Webinar

Four Things Your Accountant Should Know
3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

May 8, 2014
Tampa Bay Funders Forum Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Centre Club, Tampa

May 13, 2014
South Florida Funders Symposium

10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

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 Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Wallace Coulter's deepest passion was to improve health care and make these improvements available and affordable to everyone, so he dedicated his wealth to continuing to improve health care through medical research and engineering. Prior to his death, Mr. Coulter established the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to fund these areas. Based in Miami, the foundation continues his legacy by funding translational research in biomedical engineering with the goal of accelerating the introduction of new technologies into patient care. Prior to the establishment of its two main programs to support translational research in biomedical engineering, the foundation began working with colleges, universities and professional associations that Wallace Coulter was associated with during his lifetime. His values of endless curiosity, continuous learning, teamwork, consideration and respect for the individual, coupled with the highest level of ethics and integrity are the cornerstone values of The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.


Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.

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FPN Program Spotlight

FPN Member Webinar
The Role of Safety Net Clinics in the ACA Era

Join us for this FPN member webinar to hear form Mark Cruise, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, who will discuss the role of safety net clinics as healthcare evolves under the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
April 23, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

24 Florida Community Foundation CEOs Urge Congress to Extend & Expand IRA Charitable Rollover

US CapitolOn March 31, FPN sent a letter to Senator Bill Nelson urging him to extend the IRA Charitable Rollover provision through 2014, and to end the prohibition for Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) in the IRA Rollover. The letter was signed by the chief executives of 24 Florida community foundations. Senator Nelson is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which will be considering the policy issue. [Read the letter to Sen. Nelson]. 

Tallahassee Democrat Column by FPN CEO David Biemesderfer: "Proposed Legislation Would Benefit Charities"

Florida CapitolFPN President & CEO David Biemesderfer co-wrote a column with Rena Coughlin, a fellow board member of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, in the 3/23/14 Tallahassee Democrat that explains why both funders and nonprofits should support the proposed charity legislation first brought forward by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. "FPN believes the proposed revisions will help ensure donors can remain confident their charitable contributions are being used as promised to support the causes and organizations they care about, leading to a positive environment in Florida for charitable giving," Biemesderfer wrote. [Read the Column].

Why Hill Visits Matter: Florida Grantmakers Make Their Voices Heard in DC

Rep. Kathy CastorFPN led a stellar Florida team of our members for the 2014 Foundations on the Hill event in Washington, DC. The team connected with the offices of all Florida representatives and senators to discuss the important role of philanthropy in our state and to explain why tax policy matters to ensure a positive environment for strengthening and growing philanthropy. In a new blog post, FPN President & CEO David Biemesderfer explains why these Hill visits matter. [Read David's blog post]. 





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