Golden Donors: A New Anatomy of the Great Foundations

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Nielsen is a counselor on philanthropy policy, and has advised such clients as John D. Rockefeller III, J. Paul Getty, and Robert O. Anderson, as well as major corporations and foundations. This text is a reprint of the volume originally published in 1985 by Truman Talley Books/E. P. Dutton, in which Nielsen examined 36 of the largest 22,000 active philanthropic foundations of the mid-1980s. The new edition contains the original text, with a brief, new introduction by the author in which he notes that profound ...
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Overview

Nielsen is a counselor on philanthropy policy, and has advised such clients as John D. Rockefeller III, J. Paul Getty, and Robert O. Anderson, as well as major corporations and foundations. This text is a reprint of the volume originally published in 1985 by Truman Talley Books/E. P. Dutton, in which Nielsen examined 36 of the largest 22,000 active philanthropic foundations of the mid-1980s. The new edition contains the original text, with a brief, new introduction by the author in which he notes that profound changes have occurred in the past years, and encourages "critics and scholars younger than I" to conduct the research and study necessary "to write the new books that will illuminate this most remarkable American phenomenon: institutional philanthropy." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Nielsen, who wrote The Big Foundations in 1972, here updates his study of America's 36 largest organized philanthropies. Although the project was funded in part by the MacArthur Foundation, the author has succeeded in remaining objective, for his chapter on the feuding within that organization is the liveliest in the book. Overall, however, his examination of foundations with assets in excess of $250 million is bland; for example, he plays down the much-publicized criticism that the McGeorge Bundy regime caused fiscal damage to the Ford Foundation. Nielsen does fault all these organizations for inattention to problems of war and peace, to the decreasing productivity of U.S. industry and to an ``underperforming'' U.S. welfare state. Still, his report is unlikely to garner a wide audience. November 26
Library Journal
Golden Donors tells the stories of the nation's 36 largest private foundations, which have a vast influence on private philanthropy in the United States. For each foundation, an account of the donor's life (and personality), the foundation's management, and the development of its philosophies and program is given. A section on the MacArthur Foundation, one of America's newest and largest, is replete with tales of the founder's eccentricities and infighting among the board of directors. Incidentally, the MacArthur Foundation provided a grant to the author for the writing of Golden Donors. Nielsen's wide-open approach makes these inside stories interesting reading for those with some knowledge of private foundations and philanthropy in the United States. Sybil B. McShane, Dept. of Libraries, Montpelier, Vt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525243663
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1985
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition ix
Preface xi
Part I The Backdrop
1 The Money and the Men 3
2 Reform, Rejuvenation, and a New Dilemma 23
3 The Changing Political Context 37
Part II A Gallery Of Portraits
4 The Prototypes: Ford and Rockefeller 61
5 The Big Newcomers: MacArthur and Robert Wood Johnson 100
6 The Liberal Activists: Carnegie, Edna McConnell Clark, and William Penn 133
7 The Evolution of Two Dynasties: The Pews and the Mellons 168
8 California Comes on Strong: Kaiser, Hewlett, Irvine, Weingart, Keck, and Hilton 200
9 The Community Foundations, an Important Variant: Cleveland, New York, and San Francisco 242
10 The Major Midwesterners: Kellogg, Kresge, Lilly, and Mott 265
11 The Horse Latitudes: Surdna, Duke, and Sloan 315
12 The Southwest--Rich Land, Poor Land: Houston, Brown, Moody, Mabee, and Noble 334
13 The Nonidentical Minnesota Twins: McKnight and Bush 366
14 A Pair from the Press: Hearst and Gannett 386
Part III Patterns And Prospects
15 Patterns 411
16 A Prescription 424
17 Epilogue: Double Crisis, Double Challenge 435
Notes 445
A Short Sampler Of Readings 451
Index 457
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