Philanthropy In A Favorable Climate

Posted on July 29, 1999 by Paul Ylvisaker

My concern is whether philanthropy may be straying too far from its humanists and altruistic origins. The trend toward more professionalized philanthropy has in most respects been a goof thing, but not when it stiffens into bureaucracy and loses the spontaneity and compassion of the one-to-one… Read More

Social Justice And The Role Of Philanthropy

Posted on July 6, 1999 by Paul Ylvisaker

Philanthropy [must] move out of fixed and safe positions into more independent, flexible, and far more exposed stances between the contradictory forces that are generating tension, and without the resolving action of some agent such as philanthropy, will otherwise tear nations and neighborhoods apart… Read More

Reassessing the Foundation’s Mission and Guidelines

Posted on June 10, 1999 by Deanne Stone

Are the obstacles of geographic dispersion more easily addressed by having a broad or narrow focus? This chapter from ‘Grantmaking with a Compass: The Challenges of Geography’ looks at how and why geographically dispersed families may wish to reasess the mission and guidelines for their grantmaking… Read More

R. Stanton Avery

Posted on February 18, 1999 by Deanne Stone

By all accounts, R. Stanton Avery was a gentle man. His family remembers him as down-to-earth, soft-spoken, a good listener, and unfailingly polite – traits not usually associated with the entrepreneurial personality. The inventor of the first commercially feasible self-adhesive label machine, Stan founded Avery International which, since merging with Dennison Manufacturing Company in 1990, is known as Avery Dennison… Read More

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