Does the complicated U.S. tax system encourage or stifle giving?
Some philanthropists believe the system is set up to unfairly benefit the rich at the expense of the poor -- and that changes to the system will produce greater equity and provide better incentives to wealthy people who want to contribute to charity.
Is this the case? If so, what changes should be made to the tax system to reduce poverty?
Join The Chronicle and Bolder Giving, an organization that works to encourage philanthropists to give more generously, for a live discussion with two donors who are working to answer these questions.
Chuck Collins is a philanthropist who has worked with high-level donors such as Bill Gates Sr. to advocate for the preservation of the estate tax. Mr. Collins is now working with fellow donor Alison Goldberg on a campaign that aims to make sure the current Tea Party tax movement doesn't stifle debate about other types of tax reform.
Mr. Collins and Ms. Goldberg will take questions on this topic on Wednesday, March 24, at noon Eastern time.
You can join the conversation by clicking on the window below or read the archived version after the discussion ends.
The event is part of a series of live online discussions with some of the nation's most interesting philanthropists organized by The Chronicle and Bolder Giving.
Participants are also invited to join a live teleconference with Ms. Goldberg and Mr. Collins on Thursday, March 25.