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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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