University Of Texas Schedules AnnualNonprofit Institute

Monday, December 6, 2010 - 01:00

The University of Texas School of Law along with the Conference of Southwest Foundations has scheduled its annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute on Thursday and Friday, January 13 and 14, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. On Thursday, sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m., and on Friday, sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Optional Wednesday evening concurrent sessions will also be offered from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m.

The institute is the southwest's leading gathering of executives, attorneys, accountants, trustees, CEOs and CFOs of private foundations and nonprofits. This year's program features practical sessions on managing financial and operational risks and liabilities; preventing fraud and protecting your organization through better governance; a special track about private foundations; and a luncheon keynote presentation with Tim Delaney of the National Council of Nonprofits titled Key Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Issues for the Nonprofit Sector.

On Thursday afternoon, Terri Lynn Helge, the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, will offer Charitable Trusts vs. Nonprofit Corporations, and in the charitable organizations track, Kenneth L. Gladish, Austin Community Foundation, will moderate Alliances and Mergers: Why They Succeed and Why They Fail. On Friday, Joyce Hellums and Ed Pudlowski of Ernst & Young LLP will offer Health Care Reform: Top Five Issues for Nonprofits, and Philip Thomas Hackney of the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS in Washington DC will present an IRS Update - a discussion of key litigation cases in the exempt organization sector over the past year.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To make a reservation, call (512) 475-6700 or go to