Overview

Angela Fogt counsels nonprofit organizations on their inception and operation. She helps clients form tax-exempt organizations and advises on governance issues, charitable gifts and endowments, corporate philanthropy, and domestic and international grantmaking.

Exempt Status and Activities

Angela advises grantmaking organizations on maintaining tax-exempt status, compliance with the private foundation excise tax rules, and avoiding self-dealing. She also counsels company foundations on their exempt activities, including scholarship programs, disaster relief, employee assistance, and general domestic and international grantmaking.

Charitable Solicitation Rules

Angela helps charities comply with state-specific laws relating to charitable solicitation. She also counsels companies on the legal requirements associated with cause-related marketing campaigns and charitable co-ventures.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Iowa

Education

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with high distinction, Order of the Coif (2009)

Iowa State University
B.A. Political Science (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • 2018 Private Foundation Regulatory Update
    Clifton Larsen Allen’s Private Foundation Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April 2018
  • The Charitable Giving Minefield: Charitable Giving Methods
    National Business Institute, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, April 2018
  • Operating a Nonprofit in an Online World
    Minnesota Nonprofit Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2018
  • Converting Planned Gifts Into Current Dollars
    Iowa Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Davenport, Iowa, September 2014
  • Converting Planned Gifts Into Current Dollars
    National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, Minneapolis, October 2013
  • A Gift for All Donors: Advising Philanthropic Clients About Charitable Giving Strategies
    Co-presenter, Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 2013
  • What I Wish I Knew: “Must Know” Charitable Gift Concepts for Attorneys and Tax and Financial Advisors
    Co-Presenter, Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 2012

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Orchard Hill Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa 
  • Junior League of Minneapolis — Board of Directors, 2012-13 and 2014-15
  • Twin Cities United Way — Centennial Endowment Leadership Committee, 2013-14

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Nonprofit Organizations, 2015-16, 2018
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyers, 2012-17
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-17
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