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Family Foundations and Advocacy

Posted on March 28, 2006 by Alliance for Justice

This advisory paper from Alliance for Justice clear up some of the myths surrounding foundations and the rules governing advocacy, reminding families that foundations may engage in advocacy, fund public charities that lobby, and support election-related activities. The trustees and staff of family foundations may also engage in advocacy activities… Read More

Philanthropy Distinguishes America

Posted on January 10, 2003 by Michael Marsicano

This amusing and ultimately uplifting commentary by Michael Marsicano describes the ‘uniquely American partnership’ that exists between the U.S. government and private philanthropists. Mr. Marsicano notes that ‘over the past five years, we Americans have gifted approximately $1 trillion,’ and that much of this is due to a government ‘that sees philanthropy as a partner.’… Read More

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