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This group examined issues such as donor advised funds, investment rules, the prevention of self-dealing and other conflicts of interest, and tax regulations. Its co-conveners were Robert Boisture of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington and LaVerne Woods of the Seattle firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.


  • Betsy Buchalter Adler, Principal, Silk, Adler and Colvin, San Francisco, CA
  • Michael Batts, Director, Nonprofit Services Group, Graham, Cottrill, Jackson, Batts & Hostetter, LLP, Orlando, FL
  • Paul Berger, Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Boyd Black, Associate General Counsel , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , Salt Lake City, UT
  • Robert Boisture, Partner, Caplin & Drysdale, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Eve Borenstein, Attorney at Law, BAM Law Office, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bonnie Brier, General Counsel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sharon Cott, Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Harvey Dale, Founding President, National Center on Philanthropy & the Law, New York University School of Law, New York, NY
  • Janne Gallagher, Vice President and General Counsel, Council on Foundations, Washington, DC
  • Sheffield Hale, Chief Counsel, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
  • Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles , CA
  • Joshua Mintz, Vice President and General Counsel, The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • David Mulvihill, Vice President and General Counsel, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Phoenix, AZ
  • Michael Peregrine, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago, IL
  • James Schwartz, Partner, Government & Regulatory Area, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jane Wilton, General Counsel, The New York Community Trust, New York, NY
  • LaVerne Woods, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA
  • Ellen Zimmerman, General Counsel, United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York, New York, NY
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About the Panel

The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector is an independent effort by charities and foundations to ensure that the nonprofit community remains a vibrant and healthy part of American society.