The “foundations” which the Committee investigated did not all carry that label, . RENE A. WORMSER CONTENTS PREFACE by drazilla carroll reece v. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the great tax-exempt foundations. Despite opposition from the. Foundations has 17 ratings and 0 reviews. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the.

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They often debate issues; they frequently pass on and determine prin- ciples of operation; they consider and take action on many specific grants.

He discusses problems of foundation ad- ministration and control which are grave indeed and has ren- dered a great service in preparing this sober and thoughtful work. Acting in concert with the princes, the Pope suppressed the order; it had antagonized the secular states by its enormous aggregation of tax-exempt wealth, and the Church by some of its heretical beliefs and practices.

In large industrial enterprises and in government, the delega- tion of authority is an essential management device. Humanity has found that even a religious identity has not always kept powerful charitable organizations from conflicting with the public interest.

Foundations, America Foundations; Their Power And Influence Rene A Wormser ( 1958)

Essentially, the Textron idea was to provide tax-free shelter for business interests, but in organizations which could remain under control. Research in the social sciences plays a key part in the evolution of our society. Social scientists may be said to have come to constitute a fourth major branch of government.


However, the intimate associations which Founeations. Rockefeller said there should be no public restrictions. Among its purposes, it lists: They go through the motions of control. Its influence, increasing over the past 47 years, has reached into the Department of State, into the law schools where international law is taught, into the foreign offices of other nations, wormsed into the United Nations and its associated organizations. In the corporate mechanics of the foundations he sees one of the most menacing trends resulting from the social patterns of an age controlled by organization bureaucrats.

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As a concern of lay institutions organized to dispense benefaction to the poor and deserving, it is of a more recent nature. Whole libraries have been written about the alleged threat to the public welfare in the form of the growth of giant enterprises. There have been other cases of exemption denial. Their Power and Influence.

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Foundations occupy a unique place in our society for many reasons, of which two are peculiarly important for distinguishing them from other philan- thropic bodies. Professor Rippey was in- censed at the extent to which decisions of vital importance were left to foundation bureaucrats, and expressed this opinion of them: Just as the president of the institution, whose main job today may well be fund raising, cannot afford to ignore the bureaucrats’ wishes, so the academician cannot.

It maintains that the economic power of great corporations should be suppressed by dissolutions and break-ups. Rusk’s plea for cooperation among foundations and the arguments given for industrial cartels and for regulated com- petition — for that matter, with the rationale for a socialist planned economy.


Criticizing the Rockefeller, Sage, and Carnegie foundations, he said: Foundations are into globalism: The In- ternal Revenue Service disclosed in that it had revoked its tax exemption.

Here you have, you see, outside organizations influencing the course of the careers of personnel in universities through their control of funds which can liberate these people from teaching duties, for example, and making it possible for them to publish more than their competitors.

While there is much overlapping, foundations might be di- vided into three classes: He quotes an example of a meeting of twenty top scientists in a particular field for the purpose of listen- ing to the plans of a chairman of a great foundation. It had, for example, received a letter from Dr.

Foundations: Their Power and Influence

They assume a directive function. This power extends beyond its immediate circle of associations, to those who hope to benefit from its bounty. He is one of our foremost authorities on the Far East.

My criticism of them is confined to their almost universally common characteristic of permitting their social, intellectual and, principally, their political predilections to affect their work as ad- ministrators of public trusts.

They have, however, only the most peripheral understanding of many of the fields of activity in which their foundations engage.