What Is The ACE Act and How Does It Impact Your Community?

Two upcoming sessions for AFN Members and Their Partners

What is the ACE Act and How Does It Impact Your Community?  At a time when longstanding inequities in philanthropy are taking center stage, all of us are faced with immense challenges and opportunities.  

One very public effort to promote far reaching change is the Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act (“ACE Act”), which proposes modifications to rules governing philanthropy and charitable giving.  Join the Appalachia Funders Network as we explore this proposed federal legislation through the lens of funding inequities for people of color and rural places.

Session #1: April 20 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET. 


Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Co-Founder and Board member at Giving Gap (formerly GiveBlck) 

David Kass, Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic Communications at The Council on Foundations

Introduction: Marian Clowes, Associate Director for Community Leadership at Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

Moderator: Kit Matthew, Executive Director at AFN

Session #2 May 4, 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET. 


Kerry Pigman, Executive Director, Athens County Foundation

Susie Nelson, Executive Director, Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley

Judy Sjostedt Ritchie, Executive Director, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

Gerry Roll, Executive Director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky

Moderator: Dan Parks, Senior Editor, Digital and Data at The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Register Today!

Click here to register for session #1.

Click here to register for session #2.

This event is sponsored by the AFN Place-based Group.