Private Resources for the Common Good
Using two works of art, students will make comparisons between historic and present-day philanthropic endeavors. They will analyze the contributions of Robert W. Scrivner to modern philanthropy through his work on the Rockefeller Family Fund and recognize how the work of each Robert W. Scrivner Award winner carries on his legacy. In Lesson Two Historic and contemporary Hispanic philanthropists are the focus.
Students will describe the paradox of industrialist John D. Rockefeller a turn of the century monopolist and a generous philanthropist. They will give examples of how his philanthropy continues today through the work of the foundations that survived him. Robert W. Scrivner’s contribution to a better world, through his work with the Rockefeller Family Fund, will be analyzed.
The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking: Aida Rodriguez, Barbara A. Taveras, Luz A. Vega-Marquis, and Magui Rubalcava, and by looking at the work of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the farm labor movement within the historical context of Latino activism in the United States.