RENE A. WORMSER CONTENTS PREFACE by drazilla carroll reece v .. Asked about the power of foundations to influence independent thought and action in. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the great tax-exempt foundations. Despite opposition from the. Foundations, their power and influence. Front Cover. René Albert Wormser. Devin-Adair Co., – Social Science – pages.
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They have exposed a great num- ber of unexplored problems arising out of foundation activity. Like any in- vention, it creates new situations, changing with the tides of our social life.
Even the great sums allotted by the Federal government for social science research have come into the virtual control of this professional group.
Matt Goguen added it Dec 07, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These dangers relate chiefly to the use of foundation funds for political ends. They go through the motions of control. It makes a sacri- fice to give foundations tax nifluence, assuming that the public will, in turn, be properly rewarded for its generosity through an application of the tax-exempt funds to the public welfare. We were not anr to the undoubted merits of the contributions of numerous tax-exempt foundations to worth-while causes.
In his book he deals with the disastrous impact of organization techniques on the life of America. Foundation grants have become so important a source of support that college and university presidents cannot often afford to ignore the opinions and wishes of the executives who distribute foundation largess.
The fourth consists of the learned journals in these areas.
This test, quantitatively, is weak. The Rus- sell Sage Foundation, a leader in the foundation world, specializ- ing in philanthropic research, has repeatedly insisted upon public accounting of foundation finances and activities.
The usually Anglophile alumni of this system are to be found in eminent positions in legislation, administration, and education and in the ranks of American foundation officials.
The school administrator approaching a foundation, hat in hand, and eager to propose a project which conforms to the known leanings of the foundation executives, is a sad product of our age. They are active or retired top executives of great corporations which powerr built partly upon their executive ability. He accuses influencf of commonly practicing interlocking management together wor,ser some of the large uni- versities pp.
There is a mass of evidence to indicate the close working-together to which the SSRC report quoted above alluded. These functions are the essence of the fiduciary duty of the trus- tees. A stereotyped thelr has developed among the major foundations and their satellite organizations. When they are ready to tamper with the public welfare by pursuing particular brands of social philosophy advocated by their managers, the dynamics of their use can give these smaller foundations an importance far beyond their arithmetical magnitude.
The Board of the other foundation which Mr. These foundations have thus, in combination, created another ans position of influence in education.
The Commission on Industrial Relations ex- amined influencee more than forty years ago under a Congres- sional Act of August 23, John Trulli marked it as to-read Feb 23, In a lengthy letter submitted to the Reece Committee, Dr. There are no simi- lar limitations applying to trustees or officers of foundations.
Limited by lack of time and funds, the Reece Committee made no attempt to study these corporate foundations. They know how to deal with those who dare to disagree.
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However, the intimate associations which Mr. In one case, the foundation had 20 trustees who held a total of positions as trustees or officers of other philanthropic organizations, or an average of 5. Such co- operation has often led foundayions public scandal. It may also influence commercial publishers via the expert readers to whom books are submitted before pub- lication.
Foundations, America Foundations; Their Power And Influence Rene A Wormser ( 1958)
Foundations occupy a unique place in our society for many reasons, of which two are peculiarly important for distinguishing them from other philan- thropic bodies. The Social Science Research Council has been included in this program because it is the instrumentality most used by individual scholars, universities and research organiza- tions for interchange of information, planning and other cooperative functions in the fields described.
The Roots of the Reformation were not in dogma alone.