Philanthropy Reconsidered

WED, SEP 22, 2010 (1:22:51)

George McCully, creator of the Catalogue for Philanthropy and the new Massachusetts Philanthropic Directory, discusses the contemporary transformation of philanthropy. Rooted in the Classical tradition of “humane-ness,” philanthropy provided the explicit rationale for the founding of the United States. How is the practice of philanthropy changing today? What role have electronic technologies and the new demographics of wealth played in the philanthropic revolution?

+ BIO: George McCully

George McCully served for twenty years as professor of European intellectual and cultural history, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and for twenty-five years as a professional philanthropist—fundraiser, strategic planner, executive director, trustee, and advisor to charities, foundations, families and individual donors. In 1997 he created the highly respected and influential Massachusetts Catalogue for Philanthropy, to promote charitable giving and strengthen the culture of philanthropy through donor-education.

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