Public Policy Update - January 2023

Each month, Philanthropy Southeast provides members with monthly updates on the latest public policy developments in Washington and state capitols around the region, analyzing their possible impact on the charitable sector. If you would like to see an issue featured in a future Public Policy Update, contact Jaci Bertrand, Philanthropy Southeast's vice president of member engagement, at


Foundations on the Hill 2023 Is One Month Away!




Foundations on the Hill, taking place February 27-March 1, represents your best opportunity to discuss your foundation’s work and priorities with lawmakers and their staff – and urge them to advance policies that boost philanthropy’s impact and move our region forward.

Presented in partnership with the United Philanthropy Forum, this year’s Foundations on the Hill will offer opportunities for both building relationships with lawmakers and boosting your knowledge of policy. Arrive early to take advantage of a full day of programming on February 27 or come in that evening for the official FOTH Welcome Reception ahead of two days of Hill visits. You can learn more about the agenda at the Forum’s website.

The Philanthropy Southeast staff will work with you and other attendees from your state to schedule visits on Capitol Hill and provide you with the information and materials you need to promote philanthropy’s work and priorities.

Foundations on the Hill is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow Philanthropy Southeast members who see public policy as important to their work – you’ll leave with connections from both Capitol Hill and the entire region!

Once you sign up to attend Foundations on the Hill, make sure you register for our February 16 webinar that will review our key messages for this year as well as strategies for getting the most out of your meetings on Capitol Hill!

Want to learn more about Foundations on the Hill? Check out our recent webinar, Why You Belong at Foundations on the Hill – you’ll see why it’s important to connect with policymakers and how Philanthropy Southeast will support you in Washington!


New Members of Congress from the Southeast

The 118th Congress began earlier this month, meaning more than 20 new members from the Southeast region have taken office. Here are the new members from each state in the Philanthropy Southeast footprint:

Sen. Katie Britt (R)
Rep. Dale Strong (R – 5th District)

Rep. Aaron Bean (R – 4th District)
Rep. Cory Mills (R – 7th District)
Rep. Maxwell Frost (D – 10th District)
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R – 13th District)
Rep. Laurel Lee (R – 15th District)
Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D – 23rd District)

Rep. Rich McCormick (R – 6th District)
Rep. Mike Collins (R – 10th District)

Rep. Morgan McGarvey (D – 3rd District)

Rep. Mike Ezell (R – 4th District)

North Carolina
Sen. Ted Budd (R)
Rep. Don Davis (D – 1st District)
Rep. Valerie Foushee (D – 4th District)
Rep. Chuck Edwards (R – 11th District)
Rep. Wiley Nickel (D – 13th District)
Rep. Jeff Jackson (D – 14th District)

South Carolina
Rep. Russell Fry (R – 7th District)

Rep. Andy Ogles (R – 5th District)

Rep. Jen Kiggans (R – 2nd District)

Another new member will be elected later this year when a special election is held to fill the vacant seat in Virginia’s 4th District, previously held by Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin, who died November 28.


Connecting with Philanthropy Southeast:
The Philanthropy Southeast staff works remotely – the best way to reach us is by email or by calling (404) 524-0911.

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Mission: Philanthropy Southeast strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.