Philanthropy expands knowledge, champions social movements, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises—but how did it become such a powerful and integral force in American society? Historian Olivier Zunz, author of Philanthropy in America, explores the 20th-century growth of this unique phenomenon— from the Red Cross to Bill Gates— chronicling the connections between private giving and public affairs, and showing how this union has enlarged democracy and shaped history. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
Tue 4/24, 2012, 7:30pm
A History of Philanthropy