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Maggie Morth
Communications Manager
The Foundation Center
(212) 807-2415

Foundation Center Releases Philanthropy in the 21st Century:
The Foundation Center's 50th Anniversary Interviews

New York, NY — June 15, 2007. Philanthropy in the 21st Century, the Foundation Center's collection of 50th anniversary interviews, is now available as a printed volume or downloadable file via the Center's web site, free of charge.

Throughout the Center's 50th anniversary year in 2006, its daily online news service Philanthropy News Digest featured a special series of Newsmakers interviews that illuminate both the current state and the future of American philanthropy. The series includes interviews with 15 leaders in the field, David Rockefeller, Vartan Gregorian, and Sally Osberg among them. The Center has now published these interviews in a printed volume, Philanthropy in the 21st Century: The Foundation Center's 50th Anniversary Interviews, available to the public at no cost.

Topics addressed — including "Philanthropy in an Interdependent World"; "Governance, Accountability, and the Charitable Sector"; and "Working to Catalyze Social Change" — underscore the breadth of experience and critical analysis of these sector leaders.

Download or order a free copy of Philanthropy in the 21st Century.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. The Center's web site receives more than 47,000 visits each day, and thousands of people gain access to free resources in its five regional library/learning centers and its national network of more than 325 Cooperating Collections. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.

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