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Aggressive Philanthropy

Title: Aggressive Philanthropy: Progressivism, Conservatism, and the William Volker Charities Fund.
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Name(s): McVicar, Michael J., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This essay explores the history of the William Volker Charities Fund, a significant charitable organization founded in 1932 by William Volker, a Kansas City furniture manufacturer. A self-describe progressive, Volker was a prominent Kansas Citian who earned the nickname Mr. Anonymous because he ssecretly gave away most of his personal fortune to create the city's private/public welfare system in the first half of the twentieth century. After Volker's death, Harold W. Luhnow, Volker's nephew, used the fund's resources to move from progressive concerns related to social welfare to support free market, libertarian, and conservative intellectuals after World War II. Before collapsing in the late 1960s, the fund financed the early careers of five Nobel Prize winners; prominent figures in what would become the Religious Right; controversial revisionist historians; and, numerous conservative writers, publishers, and public figures.
Identifier: FSU_migr_rel_faculty_publications-0007 (IID)
Keywords: Conservatism, Libertarianism, Politics, Progressivism, Religion
Subject(s): Christianity
Religion -- History
Intellectual life -- History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_rel_faculty_publications-0007
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Religion Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Missouri Historical Review.
Issue: 105

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McVicar, M. J. (2011). Aggressive Philanthropy: Progressivism, Conservatism, and the William Volker Charities Fund. Missouri Historical Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_rel_faculty_publications-0007