oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - One way to think about philanthropy

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



There is, of course, more than one way to think about philanthropy. What follows is, therefore, a personal view, and it differs a good deal from views that are widely held these days. It derives from my experience of having been "on both sides of the table": five years as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and six years as president of the University of Chicago. Others, depending on aims and experience, will have very good reasons to hold a different view. I only wish to offer some aid and comfort to those made slightly uncomfortable by the currently dominant discourse.

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