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Adventure in Giving


reviewed by Abel A.Hanson 1963

coverTitle: Adventure in Giving
Author(s): R. B. Fosdick
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The great foundations and philanthropic funds, particularly in their formative years, have often been alleged to possess a God-complex. The officers or directors develop a grand scheme for everything in general and for education in particular. They then proceed to make grants to minions who, drawn by dollars, are willing to carry out portions of the grand design or, in pursuit of their own objectives, find it expedient to accept largess from on high. Raymond B. Fosdick's fascinating narrative of the General Education Board confirms the belief that philanthropy has literally used intrigue at times to accomplish its purposes. He also makes it clear that, on more frequent occasion, it has risen to magnificent heights in support of plans and projects wherein there was no warranty except a belief in the quality of the individuals with whom the GEB was dealing. Perhaps the best example of connivance to achieve ends ordained... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 8, 1963, p. 739-739
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2943, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 1:00:51 AM

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