Matthew Gerken

Matthew Gerken

Matthew Gerken joined American Philanthropic after serving as a program officer at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he organized the Institute’s first-ever collegiate debating symposium. He studied intellectual history as an undergraduate at Yale, and has experience in education, event planning, and foundation research. An Illinois native, he currently resides in Wilmington, DE, with his wife.

Why suburban malls survive

As long as there are suburbs, the essential communal and civic needs that drove Austrian architect Victor Gruen to design shopping malls will remain.

Direct Mail Vendors: the used car salesmen of nonprofit fundraising?

Is your direct mail vendor ripping you off?



Democrats and the ethics of direct mail

A social media kerfuffle erupted on the left when an activist took issue with a misleading piece of direct mail he received from the Democratic National Committee…


Workaholics and the cult of busy

Is workaholism a sign of virtue, or the rotten fruit of an exploitative system?