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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

House Holds Hearing Today on Are Charities Serving the Needs of Diverse Communities?

The Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Ways & Means Committee holds a Hearing to Examine Whether Charitable Organizations Serve the Needs of Diverse Communities.  From the hearing announcement:

This hearing will focus on whether charitable organizations are serving diverse populations and communities. The hearing will discuss: the extent to which philanthropic dollars are being directed toward diverse communities; the actions tax-exempt organizations are taking to deal with issues and challenges that have arisen in identifying the needs of diverse communities; and the partnerships between governments and charitable organizations that are needed to reach and serve diverse populations. The Subcommittee will hear testimony on why developing a plan to serve diverse communities is important and beneficial.

Here are the witnesses scheduled to testify:

  • Julian Wolpert (Bryant Professor of Public Affairs, Emeritus, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton)
  • Elizabeth T. Boris (Director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, The Urban Institute)
  • Kevin M. Brown (Chief Operating Officer, American Red Cross)
  • Susan V. Berresford (President and CEO, The Ford Foundation)
  • Lesley Grady (Vice President of Community Partnerships, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta)
  • Georgia Byron Laher (Director, Government and Labor Relations and Community Affairs, Greater Twin Cities United Way)
  • Marcia Fink (Director, Basic Needs, Greater Twin Cities United Way)

The hearing takes place at 2:00 p.m. in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

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