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The Impact of Tax Reform, Advocacy, and Other Issues in 2018
The University of Texas Club - Presidents Room (6th Floor)

The luncheons will continue to be a plated style lunch.  If you have special dietary needs, such as gluten free, please email at least 1 week prior to the event.

$35 for AFP Members | $45 for guests
Parking is included. Guests can park in the Manor Parking Garage located directly across the street from the UT Club. Walk through the Bevo Museum and turn left upon entering. Take the elevator to the 6th floor.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Impact of Tax Reform, Advocacy, and Other Issues in 2018

Sponsored by LaGrange College
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Tax reform is now law. What does that mean for the fundraising profession and the sector as a whole? If tax reform reduces charitable giving, what compromise proposals can we offer to either mitigate the impact or possibly increase giving? What is the importance of nonprofit advocacy and how can you become a compelling advocate? Does a partnership exist between the government and nonprofit sector where we can have constructive conversations and work collaboratively, and if so, how can it be leveraged? AFP’s Chief Advocacy & Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Jason Lee, will address those questions and others while providing up-to-the-minute updates on tax reform, followed by a question and answer session.

Jason Lee, JD, Chief Advocacy & Strategy Officer and General CounselAssociation of Fundraising Professionals

Jason Lee, is the Chief Advocacy & Strategy Officer and General Counsel of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes.

In his role, Jason provides executive leadership for the association in the areas of chapter engagement, membership relations and marketing, communications, public policy, political action, and legal.

Jason represents the association in public policy and legislative matters before Congress, the Canadian Parliament, the U.S. and Canadian Administrations, state and provincial legislatures, and various regulatory and other pertinent agencies. He also chairs the Charitable Giving Coalition, a Washington, DC-based consortium of nonprofit leaders dedicated to raising awareness about the value of the charitable deduction and its impact in supporting essential community services. 

In addition, Jason provides legal counsel to the association and assists with the enforcement of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Prior to joining AFP, Jason worked as a lobbyist for Alcalde & Fay where he assisted a wide range of corporate and municipal clients. Jason also has held legislative positions with Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).  

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jason holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Texas at Austin; a Masters of Arts degree from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York; and a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the States of Maryland and Virginia.  He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chantilly, Virginia.

We require 24 hour advance notice for all cancellations.  Failure to give advanced notice for cancellation of Pay at the Door tickets will be invoiced.  Please contact if you need to cancel.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2108 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712
United States

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