Appointed by Governor: Robert E. Dorsey; Lou Durden; Katherine E. Jankowski; Marilyn D. Maultsby; Betsy S. Nelson; Robert J. Rhudy, Esq.; James Michael Riley; Emilie Wood Robinson; Frederica K. Saxon; Carol A. Silberg, Ph.D.; Thomas J. Sonni; Carol C. Thompson; Katherine E. Whiting; two vacancies. Terms expire 2001.
Appointed by Senate President: Nathaniel J. McFadden
Appointed by House Speaker: Adrienne A. Mandel
Ex officio: John T. Willis, Secretary of State
PUBLIC RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Thomas J. Sonni, Chair
John T. Willis, Chair
TAX & PUBLIC POLICY SUBCOMMITTEE
Robert J. Rhudy, Esq., Chair
Staff: Nikki Baines Trella, Esq.
c/o Charities & Legal Services Division
Office of Secretary of State
State House, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-5534, no. 5479
The Task Force on Charitable Giving (known as Maryland Gives!) formed in 1996 (Chapter 383, Acts of 1996). The Task Force was to develop a strategy to increase contributions to charities in Maryland by individuals and corporations.
Under the Task Force, four subcommittees organized. They analyzed the effect of increased charitable contributions on the Maryland economy; determined the best way to use public relations resources; compiled data about charitable giving and activity in Maryland; and studied Maryland tax laws and State policies affecting charitable donations.
Authorization for the Task Force ended December 1, 2001 (Code 1957, Art. 41, sec. 18-310).
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