Jonathan Hannah

Jonathan Hannah joined the Law School in 2018 after five years as director of foundation relations at the University of Notre Dame. He is also currently a professional specialist in the political science department where he teaches a course on philanthropy and the common good.  Jonathan previously worked as a policy analyst in Washington, D.C., and has been an instructor at the Lewis University College of Business.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University, a master’s degree from Lewis University, and a juris doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy. He was a Fulbright scholar in 2015 and participated in an International Education Administrator program in Germany.

Lawmakers should make donor-advised funds more appealing, not less

Efforts to legislate philanthropy should focus on making charitable giving benefits accessible to more Americans—not more complicated and less accessible.

A more equitable charitable tax policy

In 2020 and 2021, all taxpayers will be able to take a $300 above-the-line deduction. This is good, but there is room to expand the policy to the benefit of taxpayers and their communities.

A tax policy for the common good: renew the CARES Act’s charitable tax deduction permanently

The 2020 CARES Act offered average taxpayers a $300 above-the-line charitable deduction. This should be extended permanently, for the sake of the common good.

Philanthropy and the common good at Notre Dame

A course at the University of Notre Dame—made possible by the Philanthropy Lab—gives undergraduates the opportunity to make up to $85,000 in grants to nonprofits. Here’s how the process went.