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Bruner Foundation Records

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Identifier: MSS018
Overview The Bruner Foundation was founded in 1963 using funds donated by Rudy and Martha Bruner. The foundation began with the purpose of aiding programs in health care and preventive medicine, and programs focused on Jewish concerns. Since the 1980s, the Bruner Foundation has broadened its purpose to include educational programs, evaluation of grant programs, and urban renovation. Today, the main activity of the foundation is the Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence in the Urban Environment, given...

Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy Records (Peterson Commission)

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Identifier: MSS023
Overview The Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy was formed by John D. Rockefeller, III, in 1969, and chaired by Peter Peterson, to objectively investigate foundations and their role in society. The Peterson Commission, as it was known, was designed to be influenced by neither the government nor the foundations they investigated. An objective appraisal of foundation activities was necessary to give the Commission the credibility it needed to influence Congress' decisions on foundation...

Larry Kressley Papers

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Identifier: MSS129
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...

Merrimon Cuninggim Papers

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Identifier: MSS029
Overview Working in higher education and philanthropy, Merrimon Cuninggim gained national recognition in both fields. His early career was as a professor at various colleges and in 1951 he became Dean of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He remained there until 1960 when he accepted the position of Executive Director/President of the Danforth Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, where he remained until 1972. From 1973 to 1975 he worked as an...

Women & Philanthropy

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Identifier: MSS066
Abstract Women & Philanthropy incorporated in 1977 with the purpose of elevating the status of women as decision makers in philanthropy and increasing the amount of funding for women and girls’ programs. The organization’s research-based advocacy served as the foundation for its agenda. Providing evidence that women were under-represented in a variety of key areas in the field of philanthropy, Women & Philanthropy developed ways to combat the problem and while providing a resource for women in...