Philanthropy in America, An Historical and Strategic Overview

By Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, David Hoyt
2003 | Case No. SI66 | Length 15 pgs.

Philanthropy as an industry, with professionally managed organizations addressing the root causes of social problems, was developed in the United States. This paper traces is development from early colonial days through the formation of the first great philanthropic foundations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The case was designed for use in an MBA class, but is also appropriate for undergraduate use.

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