Title

Philanthropy and Governance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Publication Title

Administrative Theory & Praxis

Volume

28

Issue

4

First Page

586

Last Page

592

Abstract

The article focuses on philanthropy and governance in the U.S. It mentions that a growing need for and emphasis on philanthropy and its institutions to solve collective problems is created by government cutbacks and an overall drive to reduce its size. Also indicated is a growing number of mega-wealthy individuals who can give and a growing number of poor people in need of such gifts from a widening gap between the rich and the poor in the country.