Florida Philanthropic Network provided a strong voice for Florida philanthropy in Washington, DC a few weeks ago when we led our state’s delegation for the 2015 Foundations on the Hill event. The Florida team held 23 meetings with members of our state’s congressional delegation and their staffs, where we stressed to them the value and impact of philanthropy in our state.
With the Florida Legislature in session and healthcare coverage being an important topic, Florida Philanthropic Network, through our Florida Health Funders (FHF) member affinity group, has adopted the following position statement on the issue.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, together with Senator Mike Lee, released a tax reform plan on March 4 that includes the preservation of the charitable deduction.
Two leaders in Florida’s philanthropy field have joined the Board of Directors of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers. At its meeting on January 28, 2015, FPN’s Board of Directors welcomed Térèse Coudreaut Curiel, Vice President of Administration for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami; and Teri Hansen, President/CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Venice. Both new members were elected to three-year terms on the Board.
Florida Philanthropic Network, in partnership with the Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA), launched the Florida Charitable Advisory Partnership (FCAP) in February with a kick-off meeting in Tallahassee. Comprised of philanthropic, community and charitable leaders in Florida, FCAP will advise state charity regulators on matters pertinent to Florida's charitable nonprofit sector.
The philanthropic community is often engaged in developing solutions to societal problems that involve many other players. On their own, charities can only do so much. But with the right allies, far-reaching and lasting changes can be achieved. That’s why the next big conversations in Florida philanthropy need to involve partnerships.