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March 4, 2014 / Rebekah Seder, Editor

An Open Letter to the Greater Washington Region’s Congressional Delegation

By Tamara Copeland
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

This week is Philanthropy Week in Washington. On Wednesday and Thursday, foundation leaders from across the country will meet with their members of Congress as part of an annual event called Foundations on the Hill. They will be reminding their representatives of the importance of philanthropy back home in their districts – and educating them about the critical role that the charitable tax deduction and other incentives play in facilitating philanthropy.

Historically, WRAG hasn’t participated in this event, since our proximity to the Hill enables easy contact with members of Congress all year round. Today, I am sending an open letter to the 13 members of the Greater Washington region’s Congressional delegation, reminding them of the important role that philanthropy plays in our region and urging them to continue to enable that role.

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