Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
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Scope and Contents The Larry Kressley Papers contain correspondence, speeches, records of international travel, documentation of his promotion to executive director, and his retirement. Of particular interest are the records relating to the renovation and rededication of the True Reformer building, which contain several VHS tapes. Also included are organization for which he served on a volunteer basis, including the D.C. Private Industry Council, the Council on Foundations, and the National Network of...
Overview In 1947 Charles Edward Marsh founded the Public Welfare Foundation to render direct financial assistance to the needy. His purpose, to offer the greatest good to the greatest number of people, symbolized the efforts of the foundation he created. His method of distributing money, called the agent system, dispersed financial assistance to provide for the immediate needs of individuals. As tax laws required more detailed reporting, the foundation began to phase out the agent system and created...