Case study of a large, established, private organization.
Goals & objectives? Leadership structure? Amount of money disbursed? On what causes? What sizes of grants? Mission or vision? Major milestones or landmark accomplishments? Consider all these elements both at its founding and currently, and note any major changes.
Information on the founder -- biography? When did s/he found the org? With how much money? What social/cultural/political forces in the U.S. influenced him/her? Philosophy of philanthropy? How does this compare to Carnegie's ideals?
Do you think the founder would approve of the direction his/her foundation is taking today? Why or why not?
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