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09
Jul
2020
Potential grantmaking options in higher education

Exploring ways to, if inclined, support that which ultimately undergirds Western civilization itself.


08
Jul
2020
Harper’s letter calling for “open debate and toleration of differences” includes philanthropy, too

Courteousness, controversy, the culture, and courage.


07
Jul
2020
The 1968 Kerner Commission report’s contemplated roles for philanthropy

“[T]he need is not so much for the Government to design new programs as it is for the Nation to generate new will.”


06
Jul
2020
Contemporary philanthropy as part of a First Estate “clerisy”

Joel Kotkin’s new book on the coming “neo-feudalism”—comparing current class conditions to those of the Middle Ages—correctly characterizes the current status and a current role of foundations.


02
Jul
2020
More on monuments, memory, and meaning

Eisenhower: “these people gave us a chance ….”


01
Jul
2020
Moral mayhem, Captain Miller and his men, and monuments

And the meaning behind the money to build and maintain them.


30
Jun
2020

26
Jun
2020
Philanthropy and higher education

For conservative givers, a sober assessment, with high stakes.


24
Jun
2020

18
Jun
2020
Cats and mice, donors and their foundations

Old idiom, new evidence.