William A. Schambra

Senior Fellow Emeritus

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William A. Schambra is senior fellow emeritus at Hudson Institute.

Biography

William A. Schambra is senior fellow emeritus at Hudson Institute.

Mr. Schambra previously directed the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal at Hudson Institute. Prior to joining Hudson, he was director of programs at the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee. Before joining Bradley in 1992, Mr. Schambra served as a senior advisor and chief speechwriter for Attorney General Edwin Meese III, Director of the Office of Personnel Management Constance Horner, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan. He was also director of Social Policy Programs for the American Enterprise Institute, and co-director of the American Enterprise Institute's "A Decade of Study of the Constitution." From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Schambra served as a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, to which he was appointed by President Reagan. From 2003 to 2006 he served on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Mr. Schambra has written extensively on the Constitution, the theory and practice of civic revitalization, and civil society in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, Policy Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Nonprofit Quarterly, Philanthropy, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Crisis. He has edited several books, including As Far as Republican Principles Will Admit: Collected Essays of Martin Diamond. The NonProfit Times named Schambra among its 2013 Power & Influence Top 50, lauding him for "consistently sticking his finger in the eye of the sector's elite" and raising questions "designed to broaden the idea of philanthropy's role in America today."

Events
22
May 2013
Past Event
Donor-Advised Funds: Warehouses of Wealth?
Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
Gregory W. Baker
Whitney Ball
Ray Madoff
Sarah Frostenson
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22
May 2013
Past Event
Donor-Advised Funds: Warehouses of Wealth?

__The Chronicle of Philanthropy__'s survey on the nation's largest donor-advised funds found that donor-advised funds are accumulating assets at a far

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30AM
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Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
Gregory W. Baker
Whitney Ball
Ray Madoff
Sarah Frostenson
10
February 2011
Past Event
A Book Discussion on "Mistakes to Success: Learning and Adapting When Things Go Wrong"
Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
Rick Cohen
Robert Giloth
Rachel Mosher-Williams
George Roter
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10
February 2011
Past Event
A Book Discussion on "Mistakes to Success: Learning and Adapting When Things Go Wrong"

Do foundations make mistakes? If so, why do we so seldom hear about them? And if foundations don't talk freely about their errors, how can they learn

Thursday 7:00 - 9:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
Rick Cohen
Robert Giloth
Rachel Mosher-Williams
George Roter
25
January 2011
Past Event
A Book Discussion on "American Foundations: Roles and Contributions"
Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
David Hammack
Leslie Lenkowsky
Susan Ostrander
Steven Rathgeb Smith
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25
January 2011
Past Event
A Book Discussion on "American Foundations: Roles and Contributions"

__American Foundations: Roles and Contributions__, edited by David Hammack and Helmut Anheier, is one of the most authoritative collections of scholar

Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
David Hammack
Leslie Lenkowsky
Susan Ostrander
Steven Rathgeb Smith
16
February 2010
Past Event
Nonprofits Divided over "Citizens United?"
Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
Allison Hayward
Abby Levine
Larry Ottinger
Cleta Mitchell
Bob Edgar
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16
February 2010
Past Event
Nonprofits Divided over "Citizens United?"

When the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in __Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission__ on January 21, President Barack Oba

Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
William A. Schambra
Allison Hayward
Abby Levine
Larry Ottinger
Cleta Mitchell
Bob Edgar
President of the Ford Foundation and recipient of Sundance Institute's Vanguard Award for Philanthropy Darren Walker speaks during 2020 Sundance Film Festival - An Artist At The Table Presented By IMDbPro Dinner & Reception at Juniper at Newpark on Januar
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President of the Ford Foundation and recipient of Sundance Institute's Vanguard Award for Philanthropy Darren Walker speaks during 2020 Sundance Film Festival - An Artist At The Table Presented By IMDbPro Dinner & Reception at Juniper at Newpark on Januar
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