Philanthropic practice

July 31, 2002 by admin
September 11 and BeyondThe following is excerpted from a March 2002 interview with Susan Beresford (president, Ford Foundation) that is included in September 11: Perspectives from the Field of Philanthropy, published August 2002 by the Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 212-620-4230. It is published by permission of the Foundation Center. FC: It was common in the weeks after 9/11 to hear people say that the attacks had changed everything. Did September 11 change everything? Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
Wireless Technology Investment and Digital Dividends Act Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a bill on May 2, 2002, that includes some of the ideas introduced last year by Newton Minow and Lawrence Grossman in their Digital Promise proposal. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
March 6-8, 2002, Washington, D.C. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
April 17-21, 2002, Lexington, Kentucky • A bilingual play brings together migrant workers and immigrant rights activists in a pointed comedy portraying communications and miscommunications among Anglos and Spanish-speaking peoples living in and working in one community today. • An African American theater company performs a rollicking — but serious — romp through the cultural changes from Motown to hip-hop, from soul food to vegan, from post-60s to post-modern America. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
Art collector, philanthropist, and software entrepreneur Peter Norton, inventor of Norton Utilities, established his family foundation with his wife Eileen Norton in 1989. Based in Santa Monica, California, the Foundation has an endowment of approximately $33 million; its giving last year was close to $4.5 million. The primary focus of the Foundation is on contemporary visual arts nationwide. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
"The arts enrich society in so many ways. They are a civilizing force — as essential over time as adequate housing or a cleaner environment or other compelling causes. Art is surely the grandest expression of our creativity and is our most lasting legacy. People are transient. But art is forever.” - John H. Bryan If “the past is prologue” then the history of Sara Lee Corporation bears telling. It is a testament to corporate leadership over the years and the impact of Sara Lee's CEOs, past and present, not only on a company, but on the city of Chicago. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
The Allen Foundation for the Arts is one of six foundations that make up the Paul G. Allen Foundations, a family of foundations established by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. The other Allen foundations focus on medical research, health and human services, forest protection, virtual education, and most recently, music. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
The Rhode Island Foundation, founded in 1916, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States. It is also one of a small number of statewide community foundations. In 2000, the Foundation's assets exceeded $400 million. RIF's grantmaking areas are children & families, economic/community development, education, and arts. The arts grantmaking area has several program foci. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
“Artists should accept the same test as do other professionals: if your trade or business is consistently not making a profit, then it’s a question of expediency. Is it expedient for an artist to continue in a profession that shows no profit, or, in fact, a loss on his or her income tax return?”  — IRS representative as guest speaker at a festival of the arts Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
2001, 345 pages. The MIT Press. Read More...