Meeting Archive:
CGP Legislative Update

Meeting Description:
Join CGP's contact in Washington, Perry Wasserman for the first update of 2018. We will have guest speaker, Johnine Hays, on the update as well presenting "Planning After the New Tax Law:  A Practitioner’s Perspective". 
Date: Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Michael Kenyon
 Presenter Information
Perry Wasserman

Perry is managing director of 501(c) STRATEGIES, a DC-based firm that specializes in designing and implementing legislative campaigns, coalition building and grassroots organizing on a range of legislative and regulatory issues important to nonprofit organizations. Prior to launching 501(c) STRATEGIES in 2005, Perry served as the legislative specialist in the public policy practice group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he tracked and analyzed developments relating to intellectual property and media law. He also lobbied on behalf of a national education trade association and assisted in securing federal appropriations exceeding $200 million for a school reform program.

Johnine Hays

With almost 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney in charitable and estate planning, Johni Hays is a recognized expert on the subject of charitable gift planning. Johni served as the president of the Charitable Estate Planning Institute and is the author of, Essentials of Annuities and co-author of the book, The Tools and Techniques of Charitable Planning. Johni  has published charitable planning articles in Estate Planning Magazine, Planned Giving Today, Fundraising Success, Life Insurance Selling and the National Underwriter magazines. Johni has been engaged in the practice of law with an emphasis in charitable and estate planning since 1993. She graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from Drake University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drake University. She is a member of CGP’s Leadership Institute and also served on the national board of CGP and has been a member of the Mid-Iowa Planned Giving Council. 

Michael Kenyon
Michael joined the CGP staff in 2012 as president and CEO. He visits Washington, DC, regularly to participate in nonprofit coalition programs and to educate legislators about provisions that support charitable giving. Before joining the CGP staff, Michael served as the executive director of the Percussive Arts Society. At PAS, he lead an international music service organization that promotes percussion education, research, performance and appreciation, with 7,500+ members, 50 U.S. chapters and 28 international chapters. Among many successful initiatives at PAS, he led the organization througdevelopment of new facility for the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a museum and educational space that USA Today named one of the top places in the United States for hands-on music making.