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43rd Annual Tax Seminar for Private Foundations held in May

Tax Seminar attendees and representatives from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation at the Marine Room dinner

The 43rd annual Tax Seminar for Private Foundations, hosted by the Salk Institute, returned to La Jolla May 11-13. The event, held at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, drew a series of nationally known lecturers and authors who provided insights on foundation tax law, management, finance and governance. The seminar covered everything from the complexity of changes in tax law to new ideas and perspectives for foundation leaders.

Edwin Hunter, chairman of the event and president of Hunter, Hunter & Sonnier, says, “No seminar in the private foundation universe offers a more distinguished or capable faculty.”

Representatives from the Marshall Heritage Foundation and Legacy Foundation with Samuel Pfaff and Eric Brunstad

Randall Munroe, the tax seminar keynote speaker and creator of the webcomic xkcd, offered an entertaining talk based on his nonfiction best seller, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Munroe, a former NASA roboticist, spoke to a nearly full house in Salk’s Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium and followed up his presentation with a book signing for attendees. The seminar concluded that evening with an outdoor supper reception in the courtyard.