Explore the debate and science of Philanthropy.

July 9, 2020

Potential Grantmaking Options in Higher Education

The Giving Review Editors

Philanthropy in higher education is currently dominated by the political left. Are there openings for those on the other side of the aisle to make a lasting difference?

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March 6, 2020

Donors Should Abandon Their Ivy League Alma Maters

Amy L. Wax

These schools serve only a fraction of Americans, but they raise $44B a year through endowments and guzzle mightily from the federal trough.

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July 19, 2018

A Legacy Gifted

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars honors Professor Samuel Bluefarb, a long-time and stalwart supporter of the NAS.

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March 1, 2018

A Resource for Donors Seeking Best Ways to Give

Martin Morse Wooster

Martin Wooster recommends NAS to donors as an organization that promotes intellectual diversity on college campuses.

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March 16, 2015

Donor Intent Wins at Trinity College

George Leef

A battle over a philanthropic endowment at Trinity College ends as a victory for donor intent.

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February 27, 2014

Ars Gratia Artis?

Marilee Turscak

Despite the fact that many art donors forbid the sale of their art, some university officials believe that flailing institutions can only stay afloat if they sell their collections.

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January 10, 2012

The Very Rich Hours

Peter Wood

Peter Wood searches for the uncommon good in fundraising for nonprofits.

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December 22, 2011

Can Classical-Liberal Philanthropy Improve Higher Ed?

George Leef

That is the question that Lenore Ealy addresses in today’s Pope Center Clarion Call. She looks quite a way back into the 20th century to see how the classical-liberal philanthropists of the po......

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December 14, 2011

You Don't Have to Write That Check!

George Leef

Duke University has recently received some large gifts, but in today's Pope Center Clarion Call, alum Al Oettinger explains why he has stopped giving the school money.

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