Article The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Craig Kennedy and William Schambra on Why Conservatives Should Applaud Efforts to Change Philanthropic Giving Rules

Craig Kennedy, the former president of the Joyce Foundation and the German Marshall Fund, and William Schambra, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute who previously held positions at the American Enterprise Institute and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, recently wrote an op-ed in the Chronicle of Philanthropy entitled, “Conservatives Should Applaud — Not Fight — Efforts to Change Philanthropic Giving Rules.”

In this op-ed, they argue that the common-sense charitable giving reforms proposed by the Initiative to Accelerate Charitable Giving are “the first step toward retooling a philanthropic world that has become too politicized and self-interested.” The op-ed also outlines why they, as veterans of conservative and centrist philanthropy, believe criticism of IACG’s proposals is “wrong-headed and shortsighted.”

Read the full text of the op-ed here.