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Philanthropys Timeless Challenges (156kb)
 
Lynn Huntley

Most ordinary Americans are ignorant of the structure of organized philanthropies and the role and influence of foundations of all types. Most Americans could not name the ten largest and richest foundations in the nation. Most could not name the presidents or chairs of these institutions nor the origins of the resources that they award each year. Nor could most Americans talk knowledgeably about the non-profit sector as a sector or reflect intelligently upon the regulatory structure that undergirds it. The old debates about philanthropic composition, practice, governance, structure and purpose are not matters of much public attention. The growth in small foundations, religious based foundations and other types of public charities has diverted public attention away from thinking about guiding principles and the differential roles played by these bastions of wealth in American life. <\p>

 
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