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Salk's 41st Annual Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

Edwin K. Hunter, Chair of the Tax Seminar, and Salk President Bill Brody.

From left: Edwin K. Hunter, Chair of the Tax Seminar, and Salk President Bill Brody.

Now in its 41st year, Salk's Annual Tax Seminar for Private Foundations was held this past May at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The three-day program is a much welcome annual event for the non-profit community, with its expert discussions of tax law, governance, and management for private, family and community foundations.

Among the program's highlights was a panel discussion mediated by Seminar Chairman and Salk donor Edwin K. Hunter, who garnered the participation of numerous community foundation directors from across the country. Panelists Adrienne Vargas and B.H. Kim from The San Diego Foundation, Alice Parkerson from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and Trish Worthington from the Park City Community Foundation discussed their community foundations and successful philanthropy. In his Friday keynote speech, Bob Kelly, president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation, addressed partnerships between private foundations and community foundations.

Not all the experts in attendance were tax specialists. On Thursday afternoon, Salk faculty members Tom Albright, Beverly Emerson, Clodagh O'Shea and Sam Pfaff gave presentations on their research to the seminar's participants, who enjoyed an afternoon of engaging science talks (the temptation of great golfing weather notwithstanding).

"The event is our way of giving back to donors and friends of Salk," says Seth Schechter, Salk's Executive Director of Foundation Relations. "We are always delighted by their participation, and honored to be of service to the non-profit community."