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Rep. Posey Co-Sponsors IRA Charitable Rollover Bill

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As the result of a meeting with local grantmakers, Florida Congressman Bill Posey (R-15th) signed on as co-sponsor of the Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2009 (H.R. 1250) on September 17, 2009. The bill would make the charitable rollover incentive permanent and expand the incentive to cover IRA distributions to donor advised funds, supporting organizations and private foundations. The bill would also lift the $100,000 cap on distributions and allow planned gifts beginning at age 59.5, down from the current age limit of 70.5.

FPN, Florida Attorney General Co-Sponsor Gang Prevention Convening

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More than 30 representatives of philanthropy, nonprofits, government, education and law enforcement gathered in Tampa on July 16, 2009, in an FPN co-sponsored convening to engage in a cross-sector discussion on how to create effective youth gang prevention and intervention strategies in Hillsborough County.

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Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas Introduces IRA Charitable Giving Act

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Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas, who represents Florida's 24th District in Congress, introduced the IRA Charitable Giving Act on May 14, 2009, to extend the tax-free treatment of distributions from individual retirement plans for charitable purposes. Kosmas decided to introduce the bill after a visit to her office by representatives of Florida Philanthropic Network in March.

Florida Grantmakers Discuss Key Philanthropy Issues on Capitol Hill

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Florida Philanthropic Network led a team of Florida grantmakers to Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2009, for visits with a record-high 23 members of the state's congressional delegation and their staffs, as part of the annual Foundations on the Hill event, which was co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.


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