Philanthropy as Backer of Brains

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The third in a series of Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin’s reflections on the unique strengths and enduring lessons of 100 years of strategic philanthropy.

In my second post on the unique attributes that have made the first 100 years of strategic philanthropy so successful, I highlighted the role of philanthropy as field-builder, drawing from the stories of the Rockefeller Foundation’s history of creating, defining and advancing fields, from public health, molecular biology, area studies, and public administration. We even had a role in launching the field of artificial intelligence by being the sole philanthropy to fund a Dartmouth conference on computational science in 1959...

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