June 17,2004

Grassley Releases Final Witness List for Charitable Oversight Hearing

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, today released the final witness list for the hearing “Charity Oversight and Reform: Keeping Bad Thingsfrom Happening to Good Charities,” on Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at 10 a.m., in G-50 Dirksen SenateOffice Building.

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify: 

Mark Everson, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC;  William Josephson, Assistant Attorney General-in-Charge, Charities, State of New York Office of the Attorney General, New York, NY;  Mark Pacella, President, National Association of State Charity Officials, Harrisburg, Penn.; J.J. MacNab, CFP CLU QFP, Analyst, Insurance Barometer, LLC; Bethesda, MD; Jay D. Adkisson, Editor of Quatloos.com and Director of Private Client Services Select Portfolio Management, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA; Confidential witness to discuss fundraising; Confidential witness to discuss exploitation of charitable assets for private gain; Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector, Washington, DC; Derek Bok, President Emeritus, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Willard L. Boyd, Professor of Law and President Emeritus, University of Iowa, Director, Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, and Chair, The Iowa Governor’s Task Force on the Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Rick Cohen, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Washington, DC; Herman Art Taylor, President and CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Arlington, VA; and, Rock Ringling, Managing Director, Montana Land Reliance, Helena, MT.