The Good, the Bad, and the Franklin: Historical Figures Who Changed Philanthropy

We often hear about how Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Rockefeller changed philanthropy, but there are so many other people in our nation’s history that helped change the way we raise money and give charitable donations.  In this episode, host Kevin Dean will present the untold stories of philanthropy through the years in the United States, from mutual aid societies of the 1700s to modern day. How does the first published book on philanthropy in the United States relate to the Salem Witch Trials? Why was Brown vs. Board of Education not considered a total victory by the NAACP? What does Ben Franklin have to do with matching gifts?  Find out as we jump around in history to chronicle some people who changed philanthropy for good (and some for the not-so-good).