Ray Madoff vs. Daniel Hemel: Should DAFs Be Reined In?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 -
9:00am to 10:15am EDT
Webinar - Register by 9/15
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**This is the fourth annual Great Debate presented by SeaChange Capital Partners and Baruch College’s Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management.**

Opaque. Inappropriately tax-advantaged. Slow to disburse funds.

Efficient. Effective. A vehicle for increased giving.

These are some of the views currently attributed to Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). Some see the flexibility afforded by DAFs to be a boon to philanthropy. Others see a need for more regulatory oversight. 

Please join us for a debate between two leading thinkers in this area as they lead us in considering the question: Should DAFs be reined in?

  • Tax issues associated with DAFs
  • Evidence for and against the impact of DAFs on giving
  • Nonprofit perspectives on the issues
  • Lessons from the current crisis regarding DAFs



Designed for

All interested funders, regardless of role within your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Debate and Q&A

Registration is required by September 15th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

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