A Famous donation- lots of publicity, but read the fine print…

Perhaps that is why the Arnolds made their contribution a loan that must be paid back when the shutdown ends, and Fisher House, too, is expected to be paid back.But their gifts, no matter how well intentioned and generous, send the wrong signal to lawmakers. They also pose dangers to our democracy because they allow wealthy individuals, rather than voters and legislators, to decide what public programs deserve help. We expect our government to distribute public benefits fairly and transparently, but when donors step in, neither may happen.

via The Dangers of Shutdown Philanthropy – Opinion – The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.

 

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