Funder Briefing - The President’s 2018 Proposed Budget: Implications for the Northwest
The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, released, includes significant cuts to Medicaid, CHIP, food stamps and other safety net programs. This proposal comes on the heels of massive health care cuts in the House and pending tax reform policies that could result in major reductions in charitable giving in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
Please join us for this webinar on Wednesday, June 14 from 09:00 to 10:30 a.m. PDT to discuss the implications for the Northwest and how the confluence of these policy initiatives may impact communities across the region. We invite you to share what strategies your foundation is considering in the wake of these proposals and other developments.
National policy leader Michael Leachman, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will brief Philanthropy Northwest members about details in the budget and the national context for the President’s budget and its timeline. He will be joined by three Philanthropy Northwest members who will provide a perspective from the ground on these proposed cuts, including:
- Bill Basl, former Executive Director of Serve Washington and former Director of Americorps, Corporation for National and Community Service
- Liz Moore, Executive Director, Montana Nonprofit Association
- Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications, and Brand Management, Kaiser Permanente
We encourage our Seattle area members to attend in person, if possible, so that we can reserve as many webinar sign-ins for members located outside the Seattle area.
*Please note that this is an event for Philanthropy Northwest members. This members-only briefing is the first in a series of member briefings that will highlight how federal policy proposals are impacting communities in our region.