Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement

Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement


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Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement by Nicole Hoplin, Ron Robinson

Money changes everything, especially in politics. Politicians, think tanks, and political parties would not be where they are without monetary gifts. Yet, when it comes to celebrating donors, the media often praise liberals for their selfless giving and criticize conservatives for their selfish hoarding. But Ron Robinson and Nicole Hoplin, leaders of Young America's Foundation, set the record straight in Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement. Part historical account of the conservative movement and part exposé about political philanthropy, Funding Fathers busts the myth that conservatives donate less money than democrats and exposes how the media, liberal organizations, and even conservatives perpetuate this lie. In Funding Fathers, Robinson and Hoplin reveal:
* How conservative donors have had as much influence on the conservative movement as people like Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley Jr.
* Why anonymous donations can do more harm than good to the conservative movement
* How donations benefiting conservative ideas are often misappropriated at universities across the U.S.
* How conservative politicians and organizations use donations more efficiently than liberals

Money matters. But it is not the size of the donation that counts, it is the impact it makes. Funding Fathers shows how the unsung heroes of the conservative movement have not only influenced the past, but also how they continue to shape the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596985629
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,282,430
Product dimensions: 9.16(w) x 6.16(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Ron Robinson is the president of Young America's Foundation. TIME referred to Robinson as one of the "seasoned generals of the right," leading a diverse and well funded" generation of conservatives who are "winning battles on campus." Robinson is a native of Buffalo, New York. He received a B.A. degree in political science at Canisius College and a J.D. at The Catholic University of America. Robinson has served as executive director of Young Americans for Freedom, president of the United States Youth Council, and president of the International Youth Year Commission. He was an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan Administration. In addition, he serves as an advisor to some of the nation's leading philanthropic organizations, including the Phillips Foundation, the Strong Charitable Trust, and the D.J. Findlay Foundation.

Nicole Hoplin is the director of foundation relations for Young America's Foundation and is a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors. Hoplin is a Truman Scholar and holds bachelor degrees in political science and psychology from St. Olaf College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota. In 2001, Hoplin co-authored a publication for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on the effectiveness of an intergovernmental rural development partnership. She has also previously served as editor of a quarterly publication, Libertas. Nicole Hoplin lives in New York City.

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