Inside Philanthropy

A blog on philanthropy and nonprofit news and issues. A publication of Philanthropy Journal.

February 13, 2007

Duke embraces civic engagement

PJ reports that Duke University will launch a major program in the summer of 2008 to move its undergraduate students beyond the classroom and engage them in giving back to the community by taking on social issues at home and abroad and learning from those real-life experiences.

Family foundations growing

PJ also reports that the number of family foundation in the U.S. has grown over the last four years by almost a quarter, to 34,000 funders that gave over $14 billion in 2005, according to a new study by the Foundation Center in New York City.


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