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Keeping Up: Philanthropy In an Era of Sweeping Social Movements

“This provides us a moment to really understand the privilege of our grantmaking process, and design it in a way that allows us to live out our mission and walk our talk,” says Tyler Nickerson of… Read More

Will rich bequeath to charities if estate tax ends?

University of Maryland, College Park’s announcement that the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has donated $219 million, the largest gift in the university’s history, is cause for joy and appreciation for their generosity (“University… Read More

Rev. Starsky Wilson elected as NCRP chair

Reverend Starsky Wilson was elected unanimously as the new chair of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). Wilson is the president and CEO of the non-profit Deaconess Foundation. The watchdog organization NCRP works to hold nonprofits… Read More

My Voice: Estate Tax: Few family farmers are ‘burdened’

On a recent trip to North Dakota, President Donald Trump promised family farmers in that rural state and throughout the country that he would lift the “tremendous burden for the family farmer,” he claimed they face… Read More

The de facto Republican puppeteers

According to Bill Moyers, “The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy argues that it is not surprising that philanthropic giving directed by the Koch Brothers often goes to non-profit organizations that do research and advocacy on issues… Read More

Deaconess Foundation pledges $100,000 for policy campaign aligned with Ferguson report

Separately, Wilson was elected as the new board chair of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a Washington, D.C.-based philanthropy watchdog and advocacy group. He succeeds Sherece West-Scantlebury, president and CEO of the Little Rock-based Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. Read… Read More


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