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Join us for an educational presentation on trends in charitable giving!


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Join us for an educational presentation that will help you understand the rules that distinguish various philanthropic structures.

You’ll hear from Donald W. Kramer, Esq., a Philadelphia attorney and editor of the newsletter Nonprofit Issues®, as he shares the advantages and disadvantages of private foundations, public charities, donor-advised funds, supporting organizations, single-member limited liability companies, and other forms of charitable activity.

Together, in partnership with the Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to host this event to share with you the role that community foundations play in philanthropy.

Attorney Kramer will compare the limitations of private foundations and he will discuss ways to reduce the impact of restrictions for private foundation managers and grantees. He will also share about alternate means for charitable activity and the growth of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations as non-charitable organizations used for charitable activity.


This presentation aims to give professional advisors an understanding of the rules that distinguish various philanthropic structures.

Continuing education is available including 1.5 hours of CLE credit for attorneys (including .5 hours of ethics credit), 1.5 hours of CPE credit for accountants (including .5 hours of ethics credit), and investment professionals.

In addition to professional advisors, this presentation is for nonprofit executives, staff, and board; as well as individuals interested in learning more about charitable structures, philanthropy, and estate planning.

The program will provide 1.5 hours of live CLE for Pennsylvania lawyers (including .5 hours of ethics credit) and 1.5 hours of CPE credit for Pennsylvania accountants and investment professionals.


Additionally, the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi, along with CEOs from other foundations in Northeastern Pennsylvania, will provide a brief overview of the current landscape of community needs and trends that can inspire philanthropy and drive charitable intent.



Networking & Registration | 11:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.
Keynote Speaker & Lunch | 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break | 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Local Foundations Share Community Needs | 2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Conclusion | 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Registration: $25 ($20 for EPC Members)

Lunch is provided

Register today at epcnepa.org


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For more information, email info@safdn.org




Donald W. Kramer, Esq. is chair of the Nonprofit Law Group at the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. Attorney Kramer has more than 45 years of experience dealing with the concerns of nonprofit organizations, not only as a lawyer, but also as a teacher, writer, publisher, and board member. He is the editor and publisher of Don Kramer’s Nonprofit Issues®, a national electronic newsletter and website of “Nonprofit Law You Need to Know” www.nonprofitissues.com, which he started at Montgomery, McCracken in 1989.


Understanding Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Other Forms of Philanthropy
with Donald W. Kramer, Esq.


Thursday, November 3, 2022
11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
at The Century Club of Scranton

612 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510


Register here to attend this event
The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to host this educational presentation in partnership with the Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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