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Philanthropy and American Higher Education

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Part of the Philanthropy and Education book series (PHILAED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John R. Thelin, Richard W. Trollinger
    Pages 1-7
  3. John R. Thelin, Richard W. Trollinger
    Pages 67-93
  4. John R. Thelin, Richard W. Trollinger
    Pages 95-117
  5. John R. Thelin, Richard W. Trollinger
    Pages 145-166
  6. John R. Thelin, Richard W. Trollinger
    Pages 167-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-234

About this book


Philanthropy and American Higher Education provides higher education professionals, leaders and scholars with a thoughtful, comprehensive introduction to the scope and development of philanthropy and fund raising as part of the essential life and work of colleges and universities in the United States.


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About the authors

Author John R. Thelin: John R. Thelin is University Research Professor, History of Higher Education & Public Policy, University of Kentucky Author Richard W. Trollinger: Richard W. Trollinger is Vice President for college relations, Centre College, Danville, KY

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"Thelin and Trollinger are among the very few historical scholars with the experience and expertise to construct a history of philanthropy and the capacity to analyze the role of philanthropy in the evolution of American higher education. We need to understand how philanthropists and philanthropy have influenced the development of our colleges and universities in order to develop a more critical and thoughtful attitude toward the role of giving in setting higher education policy." - Stanley N. Katz, recipient of the National Humanities Medal; Lecturer with rank of Professor in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, USA, and Director, Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

"Thelin and Trollinger have given us a wonderful introduction to the history and issues related to philanthropy and the role of philanthropy in higher education. This book will provide useful background information for future college presidents, higher education fundraising executives, and those involved in managing college and university endowments." - Eugene Tempel, Founding Dean, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, USA