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Steve Taylor

Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy
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Mr. Taylor leads United Way Worldwide’s public policy advocacy strategies, serving as the chief liaison between the United Way network, the United States Congress and the Executive Branch. Additionally, Mr. Taylor’s public policy team works with hundreds of local United Ways to guide their advocacy strategies at state and local levels of government. Focused on building United Way’s grassroots network, Mr. Taylor’s work is integral to United Way’s individual engagement strategy. Mr. Taylor has been with United Way since 2007.

As a member of United Way Worldwide’s senior team, Mr. Taylor is a primary liaison between United Way and the national charitable sector in Washington, D.C. He develops messaging and advocates on behalf of the nonprofit sector, helping to favorably position the sector with the public and lawmakers. He has served on the public policy committee for Independent Sector, as well as the public policy committee for the National Council of Nonprofits. He has previously served on the boards of Nonprofit Vote, the Coalition on Human Needs and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

Prior to joining United Way, Mr. Taylor spent more than 10 years in various capacities as a staff member for four U.S. Senators, most recently serving for two years as General Counsel to then Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE). He was Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights for six years, and served as Chief Legislative Analyst for the Minority Leader in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from University of New Mexico, and a juris doctor from the University of New Mexico School Of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New Mexico.

In the News

What the new tax law means for your holiday giving
PBS NewsHour
Dec. 13, 2018

Election Results May Give Charities a Shot at Tax-Law Changes
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Nov. 7, 2018

Nonprofit Leaders Expecting Federal Gridlock
The NonProfit Times
Nov. 7, 2018

Charities and the New Tax Law
Comcast Newsmakers
March 7, 2018

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – the first comprehensive tax reform passed since 1986. Comcast Newsmakers' Robert Traynham discusses the issue with Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President for Policy, United Way Worldwide.

Charities brace for giving plunge in wake of new tax law
By Brian Faler 
Feb. 9, 2018

Charities’ Fear Under Tax Bill: Less Money to Help the Needy
By Ann Carrns
Dec. 15, 2017

Tax Proposal Could Cost Billions in Losses to Charities
NBC Nightly News
Nov. 11, 2017


GW WonkCast S3E2: Tax Policy and Non-profits

Blog Posts by Steve Taylor