Topic: Individual Giving
One philanthropist’s interest in reforming prostitution created a scientific organization focused on connecting sex and crime.
The Rockefeller Foundation evolved to bring the arts and humanities together, from classical archaeology to contemporary museums.
As the scarcity of global resources became increasingly worrisome in the 20th century, these organizations more boldly approached work in population and family planning.
The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight thirteen individuals from our collections to show the range of contributions women have made in the field of philanthropy and in the world at large.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s passion for modern art influenced her children, especially her son Nelson Rockefeller, and continues to reach the public through the museum she co-founded.
How an American philanthropist’s love of medieval art created an immersive Old World experience at The Cloisters museum in New York City.