Private philanthropy is crucial in making America the unusual country that it is. To begin to understand this crucial part of America, it is useful—and also inspiring—to consider some of America’s great philanthropists.
In 1853, a professor and preacher named Ransom Dunn set off to raise funds for Hillsdale College, an institution of higher learning in Michigan.
If we are to prevail as a free, self-governing people, we must first govern our tongues and our pens. Restoring civility to public discourse is a necessity.
Most of us have implicitly bought into a version of history that narrowly limits the debate and thus limits our ability to question the status quo.
There are all kinds of success and all kinds of ways to achieve it. I know bus drivers who are as successful as bankers.
Throughout history, most of the world has thought of giving and self-sacrifice as a means of earning something in return.
Genuine citizenship involves active participation in that vast realm of human affairs known as civil society.
The leaders of the independent sector would do well to remember that philanthropy does not exist in unfree societies.
From its humble beginnings, this small rural school had a stubborn streak that prompted it to champion principle over expediency.
The College considers itself a trustee of modern man’s intellectual and spiritual inheritance from the Judeo-Christian tradition and Greco-Roman culture.