Private charity has tremendous but often neglected potential for advancing the general welfare in a free society. The Independent Review’s Spring 2019 symposium, “Exploring the Philanthropic Landscape,” sheds new light on a variety of contested issues related to charitable giving, comparative institutions, economic security, and individual flourishing.

Lenore T. Ealy is the executive director of The Philanthropic Enterprise and the founding editor of Conversations on Philanthropy: Emerging Questions in Liberality and Social Thought.
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Other Independent Review articles by Lenore T. Ealy
Fall 2022 Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State
Spring 2020 The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind
Fall 2012 Investing in the Ideas of Liberty: Reflections on the Philanthropic Enterprise in Higher Education