• Responses to Peter Singer’s “Good Charity, Bad Charity” in The New York Times
    The New York Times recently published an opinion piece by Peter Singer asserting that some charitable causes are more important and, consequently, more worthy of philanthropic dollars. In the piece, Singer singles out arts, culture, and heritage institutions as less deserving. Both Laura Zucker, executive director of L.A. County Arts Commission, and Janet Brown, President […]
  • The Private Sector’s Secret Weapon (from The pARTnership Movement)
    The Conference Board recently released their 2013 CEO Challenge Report, which outlined the top five global challenges for CEOs: Human Capital Operational Excellence Innovation Customer Relationships, and Global Political Economic Risk. As CEO of Americans for the Arts, these challenges obviously resonated with me. But they also struck a chord with the arts advocate in […]
  • Six Reasons That the Arts Are the Ideal Vehicle to Teach 21st Century Success Skills
    There are many things I don’t know about life and how the world works, but there are two things I know for certain. The first is that young people are less prepared for the working world than they were 20 years ago. The second is that there is something we can do about it! Don’t […]
  • My Turn: For a Humane Tax Reform
    Vermont, like many states, is considering comprehensive tax reform. Committees in the Vermont Senate and House developed proposals last legislative session and systemic changes seem high on the agenda for the 2014 session. Key components focus on increasing the portion of personal income that is taxed by capping deductions, including charitable contributions. If passed, this […]

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