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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...
Overview The Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs was founded in November 1973 through the efforts of John D. Rockefeller, III, House Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, Secretary of the Treasury George P. Shultz, and Under Secretary William E. Simon. The Commission was formed to study the role of philanthropic giving in the United States and to make recommendations regarding ways to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the voluntary sector. Composed of religious and labor...
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Earl and Carla Harris Papers contains evidence of their donations, primarily receipts, itemized lists, and thank you letters. The collection also contains some event programs, clippings, and photographs.
Overview John J. Schwartz, fund raising executive and author, worked hard to assist in the development of standards and ethics for fund-raising professionals and to influence legislation on the national and state level. During his 41 active years in the field, Schwartz was employed by various philanthropic organizations including John Price Jones, Inc., Fund Raising for Traveler Aid Society of New York, Development for the Community Service Society, G.A. Brakeley & Co., the American Cancer Society,...
Overview The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is a progressive organization formed in 1976 to monitor private philanthropy in the United States. The records consist of board and committee records, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, subject files, reports and publications, and photographs.
Overview Peter Dobkin Hall was a historian of American philanthropy, who held appointments at Wesleyan (1974-1982), Yale (1973-1999), and Harvard (2000 until death), and was Scholar in Residence at the Rockefeller Archive Center in 1989. He was extensively published in philanthropy but it probably best known for his book "'Inventing the Nonprofit Sector' and Other Essays on Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Nonprofit Organizations."
Scope and Contents A selection of philanthropy pamphlets on many topics from the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include temperance, women's rights, care for the poor, settlement houses.
Overview Waldemar A. Nielsen (1917-2005) was widely recognized for his expertise in and analysis of charitable foundations. Nielsen worked in government and the nonprofit sector before establishing a consulting agency, Waldemar A. Nielsen, Incorporated, which focused on corporate social policy. Nielsen is best known for his writing on the biggest foundations within the American philanthropic world. Through publications like The Big Foundations (1972) and The Golden Donors (1985), Nielsen examined the...
- Subject: Philanthropy -- United States X
- Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs 3
- American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel 2
- Aspen Institute 2
- Eisenberg, Pablo 2
- Ford Foundation 2
- Hall, Peter Dobkin, 1946-2015 2
- Independent Sector (Firm) 2
- Lilly Endowment 2
- Rockefeller Foundation (1913-) 2
- Rockefeller, John D., (John Davison), III, 1906-1978 2
- Abernathy, James 1
- African-American Institute 1
- American Cancer Society 1
- Asher, Thomas R. 1
- Association of Voluntary Action Scholars (U.S.) 1
- Boston Children's Aid Society 1
- Brakeley, George A. 1
- Brakeley, John Price Jones, Inc. 1
- Buck Institute for Age Research 1
- Central Indiana Community Foundation 1
- Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations 1
- Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy 1
- Council on Foundations 1
- DJB Foundation 1
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 1
- Farah, Empress, consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran 1
- Filer, John H. 1
- Foundation Center 1
- Harris, Carla N. 1
- Harris, Earl B. 1
- Hooverwood (Indianapolis, Ind.) 1
- Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 1
- Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indiana 1
- Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 1
- MEDICO (Organization) 1
- Marshall Plan 1
- Mills, Wilbur D. , (Wilbur Daigh), 1909-1992 1
- National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (U.S.) 1
- National Society of Fund Raising Executives 1
- Nielsen, Waldemar A. 1
- Payton, Robert L. 1
- Peterson, Peter J. 1
- Program on Non-profit Organizations, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University. (PONPO) (1981-) 1
- Richardson, Malcolm 1
- Schwartz, John J., 1919- 1
- Simon, William E., 1927-2000 1
- United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations 1
- United Way of America 1
- Van Til, Jon 1
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1
- Williams, Maxine, active 1970-1974 1
- World Fund Raising Council 1 ∧ less