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A new book by University of Virginia historian Olivier Zunz, Philanthropy in America:  A History, takes an engaging look at the development of philanthropy in the United States during the 20th Century.

American philanthropy today expands knowledge, champions social movements, defines active citizenship, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises.  How did philanthropy become such a powerful and integral force in American society?  Philanthropy in America explores in depth the growth of this unique phenomenon. 

Published by Princeton University Press, Zunz's book was the focus of a mid-November panel discussion hosted by the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal (BCPCR) at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.  BCPCR is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

The discussion featured Zunz, John Tyler of the Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationMichael Edwards of Demos, and Ellen Lagemann of Bard College.  BCPCR director William Schambra moderated.

Audio and video clips of the discussion are available online.  All of BCPCR's monthly panel discussions are also now available on iTunes.
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