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February 2019 Luncheon
Women's University Club
1105 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Monday, February 11, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: Events


Due to the winter storm that is hitting the region so heavily right now, the Women's University Club has decided to close the club due to the road conditions. WPGC will be making every effort to reschedule the program to a later date. More information to come. Please reach out to the WPGC office at [email protected] or 206-209-5276.

Charitable Giving in the Post TCJA Era

Jane Searing of Clark Nuber will host a lively discussion, tackling such topics as: How IRS preliminary guidance on DAF is impacting donors and the organizations they fund;  The impact of the increased standard deduction and simultaneous shifts in itemized deduction rules on charitable giving; Is there really less “drive by philanthropy” or is it just shifting to a different platform? If it is just a shift, how do charities tap the well safely and effectively?; And last, if there is time, trends in alternative revenue sources for charitable organizations. 

Featured Speaker:

Jane Searing, Clark Nuber

Jane is a tax shareholder with Clark Nuber, P.S. in Bellevue, Washington. She leads the firm’s public charity and private foundation tax practice. Jane is a past chair and current associate member of the AICPA Exempt Organizations Technical Resources Panel. She served as chair of the panel during the years of the Form 990 redesign and continues to provide the IRS with input on continued improvements to the form. Jane also currently serves on the AICPA Tax Reform Task Force, and is a former member of the Tax Executive Committee. She specializes in issues of public disclosure, unrelated business income and excise tax planning for exempt organizations and their taxable subsidiaries, international financial transactions and compliance, as well as complex social venture structures and charitable giving strategies. She has extensive experience with IRS examinations, appeals, exemption applications, and ruling requests. Jane is a regular presenter at the AICPA National Not-For-Profit Conference; AICPA Non-Profit and Governmental National Conference, Loyola Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations, and co-chairs the AICPA Private Foundation Summit.

Jane is Treasurer and board member of Washington Women’s Foundation, Treasurer and board member of Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network (SPAN), serves on The Seattle Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council, is a member of the AICPA, Washington Society of CPAs, serves as an advisor to the board of Life Enrichment Options.

Jane lives in Issaquah, Washington with her husband and two boxers, Laila and Brandi. She has two adult children, and in addition to skiing enjoys hiking and running half-marathons.


11:30 AM - Registration & Networking
12:00 to 1:30 PM - Lunch 

We also invite you to attend the pre-luncheon Planned Giving Day Committee Info Session at 11 a.m. prior to the luncheon. If you have thought about volunteering to help plan the largest Planned Giving Day Conference in the region, please join us for a short info session. Prospective committee members will hear a high-level overview of the timeline as well as roles and responsibilities of the committee. We hope you will join us!


Members: $37.50 | No Lunch - Free
Non-members: $50 | No Lunch- $10
All walk-ins with lunch: $50
Non-member walk-ins with no lunch: $10

Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome as always.  

Additional Details:

*If you're driving to Women's University Club, please give yourself a few extra minutes. The small parking garage on-site is for Club members only.  Please take advantage of a number of nearby parking garages.  One suggestion is the WAC parking garage. If you care to search for other options, visit the Seattle Parking Finder website.

Members who register a non-member guest for a lunch meeting can receive a $10 discount code for a future lunch. To receive the discount, the non-member guest must be registered for a luncheon with a meal. You will be contacted following the event with details.    

WPGC Late Registration Policy - Late registrants or walk-in participants are not guaranteed meal requests. You will only be charged for meals if you are served.  To ensure your dietary needs are met, please register for luncheons in advance - registration closes at noon on the Thursday prior to our Monday luncheons.

Contact: WPGC Office, 206-209-5276