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Blank Rome’s Michael Sanders Appointed to Board of Trustees of The Eisenhower Foundation

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Michael I. Sanders has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, the international, nonprofit continuation of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (the Kerner Riot Commission) and the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (the National Violence Commission). Mr. Sanders’ term will commence on March 1, 2018.

As a member of the board, Mr. Sanders will help determine the mission and strategic direction of the foundation as well as oversee its finances, operations, and policies. “I am honored to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees,” said Mr. Sanders. “David Ginsburg, my former, long-time firm partner and friend, was a founding trustee of the foundation, as well as an executive director of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. I am honored to follow in his footsteps and join the other board trustees, to help support this inspiring foundation and its noteworthy mission.”

The Eisenhower Foundation, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of civil unrest and the issuance of the Kerner Riot Commission report, identifies, funds, evaluates, and builds the capacities of and replicates multiple solution ventures for the inner city, the truly disadvantaged, children, youth, and families. Through national policy reports, the foundation communicates what works (and what doesn't) to citizens, media, and decision makers. To learn more, visit

At Blank Rome, Mr. Sanders serves as the lead partner of the Firm’s Washington, D.C.-based Tax group. He focuses his practice in the area of taxation, offering particular knowledge in matters affecting partnerships, limited liability companies, S-corporations, real estate, tax controversy, and estate planning, including trusts and estates. He also has a large practice in the area of exempt organizations involving healthcare and low-income housing, associations and joint ventures between for-profits and nonprofits, as well as structuring New Markets Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit transactions. He is the author of Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations (2013; 2016 supplement, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), which was recently cited by the majority opinion in the widely covered U.S. Supreme Court decision, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Sanders serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law Center and Georgetown University Law School, teaching Income Taxation of Partnerships and Subchapter S Corporations, Tax Treatment of Charities and Other Non-Profit Organizations, and Joint Ventures Involving Tax Exempt Organizations. He also serves as counsel to Enterprise Community Partners, a low-income housing organization, and as co-general counsel and a member of the board of the Children’s Charities Foundation, which funds nonprofit organizations that support disadvantaged and at-risk children.