From Hillsdale College:
First Principles on First Fridays
“The Generosity of America”
January 8, 2010
Throughout our nation's history, charitable giving has been central to American life. Many of our most distinguished institutions of civil society owe their existence to private voluntary giving of time, talent, and treasure. This talk will explore the religious roots of American philanthropy, the connection between philanthropy and entrepreneurship, and recent political threats to our philanthropic tradition.
Adam Meyerson joined the Philanthropy Roundtable as president in 2001. The Roundtable is America's largest association of foundations and charitable givers committed to the protection of donor intent, the preservation of philanthropic freedom, and the advancement of liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility through philanthropic giving. Prior to 2001, Meyerson was vice president for educational affairs at the Heritage Foundation, editor of Policy Review, an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, and managing editor of The American Spectator.