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California Policy Forum Webinar | The First 101 Days of the Trump Presidency

Monday, May 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
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After the first 101 days of the Trump presidency, what do we see in the future for Immigration, Health Care, and Charitable Tax Deductions/Tax Reform?  Nothing is certain, but we do have 3 experts to share their knowledge with us at the May 1st lunch time webinar. Our presenters, Daranee Petsod, President of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), Ellen Kugler, Esq., Vice President of Washington, D.C.  Debrunner & Associates federal health care consulting practice, and Erik Dryburgh, a principal in the law firm of Adler & Colvin, a law firm specializing in representing nonprofit organizations and their donors.

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During this interactive webinar you'll learn about:

  • Policy landscape in Washington
  • Anticipated policy changes and targets
  • Potential impact on communities across the state and particularly marginalized and poor communities

Target Audience

This program is free and open to current SCG, NCG, SDG, LCCF and CalNonprofits members.

    The California Policy Forum is a series of webinars presented in partnership with CalNonprofits, Philanthropy California (a collaboration between Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers), and the League of California Community Foundations.


    Daranee Petsod, President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
    Daranee Petsod, President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) Image

    Daranee Petsod is president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), a robust network of foundations supporting efforts to advance the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees in the United States. She has led GCIR since 1999 and has worked on immigration and social and economic justice for nearly 30 years.
    Daranee began her career working with Southeast Asian refugee women and girls on sexual assault and domestic violence issues. Prior to joining GCIR, she was a program and communications consultant for foundations and nonprofits. She previously held leadership positions, including executive director, at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; was a program officer at the Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc. and the Sophia Fund, one of the first women’s funds in the United States; and was a policy analyst for the United Way of Chicago. 

    Ellen Kugler, Esq., DeBrunner & Associates
    Ellen Kugler, Esq., DeBrunner & Associates Image
    Ellen Kugler leads DeBrunner & Associates’ federal health policy consulting practice in Washington, D.C. She is an expert in government health care policy, especially Medicare and Medicaid, and represents a broad range of health care clients on a variety of issues before Congress and the administration. Ellen is skilled in legislative drafting, has extensive contacts on Capitol Hill, and enjoys an excellent track record for helping her clients obtain federal grants, much-needed legislative and regulatory changes, and increases in their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Over the years, she has helped countless health care organizations and non-profits forge better, more productive relationships with their elected officials in Washington. Ellen also serves as executive director of the National Association of Urban Hospitals.
    Erik Dryburgh, Principal, Adler & Colvin
    Erik Dryburgh, Principal, Adler & Colvin Image
    Erik Dryburgh is a principal in the law firm of Adler & Colvin, a law firm specializing in representing nonprofit organizations and their donors.  He has an undergraduate business degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and earned his J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).  Erik’s areas of expertise include charitable gift planning, not-for-profit organizations, donor-advised funds and endowments.  
    Erik is the immediate past Chair of the Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Section.  
    Nancy Berlin, Policy Director, CalNonprofits
    Nancy Berlin, Policy Director, CalNonprofits Image
    Nancy is California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) Policy Director and is located in their Los Angeles Office. 
    Ron Gallo, Chair, League of CA Community Foundations’; CEO, Santa Barbara Foundation CEO (Moderator)
    Ron Gallo,  MODERATOR, League of CA Community Foundations’ Chair & Santa Barbara Foundation CEO Image
    With more than two decades of community foundation leadership, Ronald V. Gallo, Ed.D., serves the Santa Barbara community & county as president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation. Prior to his time at the Santa Barbara Foundation, Ron completed a tenure of 15 years as the president and CEO of The Rhode Island Foundation, one of the nation’s larger community foundations.  Ron has a particular interest in sustaining equitable community development, identifying and supporting community-based leadership, improving health outcomes for communities, strengthening the arts, fostering creative partnerships between the private and public sectors, and identifying new models of philanthropy.