Philanthropy Forum: Anonymity, Secrecy, and Transparency
Jon Van Til, Rutgers University at Camden
February 29, 2008
Why do donors give anonymously? What are some of the key issues regarding control, secrecy, and transparency? In this presentation, distinguished sociologist Jon Van Til considers the case of Atlantic Philanthropies and reflects on two recent books: Joel Fleishman's The Foundation: A Great American Secret and Conor O'Clery's The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away A Fortune. The session will explore the challenges anonymous and secret giving present for donors, recipients, and the philanthropic tradition.
Jon Van Til is the author of Anonymity, Secrecy, and Transparency: Dilemmas for Philanthropy.
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Total running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes
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