Philanthropy -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The most important component of the collection is an annotated bibliography of progressive philanthropy addressed to Brenda Burk in 2008, which is listed as the first item in the collection. Other materials include a variety of publications relating to social justice issues and progressive philanthropic organizations that Rabinowitz collected during the course of his life. Newsletters, working papers, and reports form the bulk of the collection. Materials are organized in alphabetical order...
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.