December 14, 2007
by Bradley Center
Transcript Now Available! Click here (PDF format, 29 pages, 313 KB)
A complete, edited transcript is now available of the panel discussion on December 14 co-hosted by Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, entitled:
Friday, December 14, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center - 1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Program and Panel
Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
Welcome by NCRP's AARON DORFMAN
RICK COHEN, author of Strategic Grantmaking
BEN WILDAVSKY, Kauffman Foundation
LESLIE LENKOWSKY, Indiana University
LEIGH DINGERSON, Center for Community Change
A brand new report published by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) addresses the questions “What have conservative foundations done with their grant dollars to promote concepts of privatizing public education through ‘school choice,’ primarily linked to school vouchers? What were their strategies in providing resources to an array of conservative education think tanks, public policy advocates, and organizers?” Funding in support of school choice makes up only a fraction of the annual grantmaking by U.S. foundations, observes author RICK COHEN, “but it taps a sentiment in philanthropy and in the public that private sector alternatives, with the bottom line motivation of the for-profit sector, somehow are automatically and authentically more efficient and Download your copy of Strategic Grantmaking: Foundations and the School Privatization Movement online! Click here for more information.
Download your copy of Strategic Grantmaking: Foundations and the School Privatization Movement online! Click here for more information.
On Friday, December 14, Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and NCRP co-hosted Rick Cohen to discuss his findings. Joining Cohen on the panel was LEIGH DINGERSON, the Education Team Leader for the Center for Community Change and member of the report’s advisory committee, as well as Indiana University’s LESLIE LENKOWSKY and BEN WILDAVSKY of the Kauffman Foundation. The Bradley Center's own WILLIAM SCHAMBRA served as the discussion's moderator.
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Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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