American Bar Association
Charitable Planning and Organizations Group

Charitable Planning and Organizations Group

Mission Statement

The committees of the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group are concerned with both sides of the charitable giving process and with the federal and state regulation of charitable giving and charitable donees. The focus of the Charitable Planning Committee is on the various tax and non-tax issues for the donor, while the charity's concerns are addressed by the Charitable Organizations Committee. The Committee on Legislative and Regulatory and Issues focuses on the federal and state regulatory issues related to charitable giving and charitable entities.

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Programs, Meetings, and Events

Committee Events

Quarterly Membership Conference Call

July 29, 2015

Our next quarterly membership call, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Central (12:00 noon Eastern), features Giving U.S.A., The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2014, a nationwide study of U.S. giving by individuals, foundations and corporations. Our speaker will be Una Osili Director of Research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, who will discuss emerging trends. Please be sure to join us!

Call-in number: 866-646-6488 Participant pass code: 7255887619

And please mark your calendars for the first two Group membership calls of the 2015-2016 fiscal year at 11:00 a.m. Central, 12 noon Eastern:

* Wednesday, October 7, 2015, with Gregory L. Colvin, Adler & Colvin ("Your Client’s Charitable Donee Has a Fiscal Sponsor – What’s That?").

*Wednesday, January 6, 2016 with
Jean-Paul Warmoes,King Baudouin Foundation U.S.
and Harold Bucholtz, Holland & Knight, on contributions to nonprofit organizations in Europe and Africa.

Please contact Tom Featherston (, the Trust and Estates editor for Probate and Property, if you have an idea for an article. This is a wonderful opportunity for you all


Group Membership Call Materials

Section Events

    Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning: Nope, It’s Not Over Yet!


    On June 26th, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the right of same-sex couples to marry is constitutionally protected and thus available on a nationwide basis. While the ruling provides some clarity, it also raises new questions. It brings new state property rights and ...

    2015 Skills Training for Estate Planners - Advanced Topics

    New York Law School
    New York

    Thank you for your interest in the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Skills Training for Estate Planners CLE Course. This email confirms your acceptance into the class and acknowledges receipt of your registration.The program will be held July 15-17, 2015 at the New York Law School, ...

    Live From Skill Training: Planning for the Probate Contest


    Although many estate planning arrangements are implemented without controversy, given family dynamics involved in such planning, drafting attorneys should be mindful of the possibility that family members will disagree. Those who are dissatisfied with an estate plan may resort to court proceedings. ...

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Wilson, Elaine

Council Representative:

Kroch, Carol


Allison, Grace

Committee Roster  

Modified by Grace Allison on June 28, 2015

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