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Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman had long list of demands in exchange for $25M donation to Abington High

Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, said the demands sounded excessive for a gift to a public high school. “Naming opportunities are not at all unusual. That often comes with… Read More

Atlanta Health Disparities Highlight Need for Investment in Racial Equity

Last month, NPQ reported on a study from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) about Atlanta. The study noted, “Atlanta’s growth and its forward-looking political climate have left many communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, behind.” The public health data… Read More

People: CEO Exits Council on Foundations, New Leaders Join Teagle and SunTrust Funds

However, some observers criticized the organization under her leadership. Aaron Dorfman, president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, said the council’s importance has declined in recent years due in part to its reluctance to advocate… Read More

Is the Council on Foundations Doomed?

In 2006, the Council on Foundations reported revenues of $17.2 million. A  decade later, in 2016, it reported revenues of $11.6 million. That’s a pretty brutal decline in fortune—especially when you consider that many thousands of… Read More

Spruill to Leave Council on Foundations and Return to Ocean Conservation

Aaron Dorfman, president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, said that the council had been bypassed in importance by a proliferation of regional groups and networks based on funding for particular issues or on identity.… Read More

A billionaire couple is pumping money into the drug pricing debate. Can they loosen pharma’s grip?

Aaron Dorfman — president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a left-leaning watchdog group — sees Michael Bloomberg as the Arnolds’ closest cousin. They both worship data. They both tend to weave together… Read More

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