Vignette: Conclusion: The Future for Philanthropy Research and Practice Reflections from a life as a philanthropist

Authored by: Putnam Barber

The Routledge Companion to Philanthropy

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415783255
eBook ISBN: 9781315740324
Adobe ISBN: 9781317579717


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I am not a wealthy person. I have not made much of a show of generosity – in cash or in kind – over the years. Yet, I claim the title of philanthropist: it is the best way to describe someone who believes, as I do, that private means should support public goods and who devotes time and attention – at whatever scale – to matching gifts to goals.

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