January 25, 2011
by Bradley Center
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A Book Discussion on
Roles and Contributions
Tuesday, January 25 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
American Foundations: Roles and Contributions, edited by David Hammack and Helmut Anheier, is one of the most authoritative collections of scholarly essays examining the past and future of American philanthropic institutions to be published in the past several decades. The essayists conclude that foundations are entering a new era characterized by goals and activities far more modest than those to which they had become accustomed.
Hammack and Anheier state that, “At the beginning of the new millennium, American foundations find themselves in a situation that is dramatically different from that of the classic foundation period of the early twentieth century. In relation to the fields they address, foundations now have significantly less money. Other nonprofit and government institutions, often with far greater resources, occupy those fields.”
Panelists included co-editor David Hammack, as well as Leslie Lenkowsky of Indiana University, Steven Rathgeb Smith of Georgetown University, and Susan Ostrander of Tufts University. Bradley Center Director William Schambra moderated the discussion.
Program and Panel
Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute's William Schambra
David Hammack, Co-Editor of American Foundations and the Haydn Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University
Leslie Lenkowsky, Professor of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University
Susan Ostrander, Professor of Sociology at Tufts University
Steven Rathgeb Smith, Waldemar A. Nielsen Chair in Philanthropy at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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