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Gioia Perugini to Present on Foundation Governance and Legal Issues at Philanthropy Massachusetts

Boston, MA


Philanthropy 101 is a five-part series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand the sector. Developed by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy's Grantmaking School team and Philanthropy New York and presented by Philanthropy Massachusetts (Philanthropy MA) in Boston beginning in Fall 2018, this interactive course will provide a historical overview of philanthropy, review a foundation's leadership and governance, provide an overview of grantmaking, debate the current big issues in philanthropy, and explore the various roles within philanthropy.

Module 2: Foundation Governance and Legal Issues

Gioia Perugini, Associate Director, Family Office and Philanthropy Services, Hemenway & Barnes and Miki Akimoto, Senior Vice President, US Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management will discuss what a 501(c)3 is, identify who philanthropy is accountable to, discuss foundation board responsibilities, and review key legal and ethical issues in grantmaking through scenarios and guiding principles.

Learn more and register here: Philanthropy 101


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