November 20, 2008
by Bradley Center
Transcript Now Available - Click Here! (PDF format, 33 pages, 242 KB)
A complete, edited transcript is now available of the Bradley Center's November 20, 2008 book discussion of
The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
At a moment when conservative philanthropy is in a critically self-reflective mood, RON ROBINSON and NICOLE HOPLIN of Young America’s Foundation have written a new book about the original funders of conservative causes, most of whose names are unfamiliar to the public, often because they sought anonymity. In Funding Fathers: the Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement (Regnery, Sept. 2008), we have the first account of such funders and activists as William Volker, Antony Fisher, Dean Clarence Manion, and Joseph Coors, Sr. These figures reaped ample rewards from a free society, came to believe that it faced grave threats from collectivist impulses at home and abroad, and determined to direct their fortunes and energies to the defense of liberty. Robinson and Hoplin argue that a new generation of conservative funders should draw inspiration from their examples.
On November 20, Hudson Institute's Bradley Center had the pleasure of hosting ROBINSON as well as AARON DORFMAN of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (in his first Bradley Center panel appearance) and National Review's JOHN MILLER to discuss the new volume. The Bradley Center’s WILLIAM SCHAMBRA moderated the discussion.
Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
RON ROBINSON, Young America's Foundation
AARON DORFMAN, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
JOHN J. MILLER, National Review
To request further information on this event or the Bradley Center, please contact Hudson Institute at (202) 974-2424 or send an e-mail to Kristen at Kmcintyre@hudson.org.
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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