Why the Wealthy Give: The Culture of Elite Philanthropy

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"I have found Why the Wealthy Give fascinating reading. Anyone involved in philanthropic foundations should read this book."--Brooke Astor

"A milestone in the study of giving. . .Casts fresh light on aspects of donors' philanthropic careers and motivations."--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University

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Editorial Reviews

Kathleen McCarthy
This superb book will be required reading for scholars, fundraisers, nonprofit administrators, trustees, and anyone who is interested in the lives of the wealthy and well-born.
From the Publisher

Winner of the 1996 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize, Independent Sector

Co-Winner of the 1996 ARNOVA Award for a Distinguished Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research

"This superb book will be required reading for scholars, fundraisers, nonprofit administrators, trustees, and anyone who is interested in the lives of the wealthy and well-born."--Kathleen McCarthy, Director, Center for the Study of Philanthropy

"Ostrower's book is one of the finest pieces of social science research to emerge from the new academic field of philanthropic studies. . . . This important book demonstrates that the most professionally rigorous forms of social science analysis can be presented in lucid prose and easily comprehended ideas."--Choice

Choice
Ostrower's book is one of the finest pieces of social science research to emerge from the new academic field of philanthropic studies. . . . This important book demonstrates that the most professionally rigorous forms of social science analysis can be presented in lucid prose and easily comprehended ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691015880
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 4/2/1997
  • Series: Princeton Paperbacks Series
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Philanthropy and Status Boundaries among the Elite 28
Ch. 2 Religion, Ethnicity, and Jewish Philanthropy 50
Ch. 3 Gender, Marriage, and Philanthropy 69
Ch. 4 Education, Culture, and the Institutionalization of Philanthropic Values 86
Ch. 5 Attitudes toward Inheritance and Philanthropic Bequests 100
Ch. 6 Government and Philanthropy: Alternatives or Complements? 113
Conclusion 132
Methodological Appendix 143
Notes 145
Bibliography 177
Index 185
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