Maria D'Anselmi

Maria is a consultant in the donor services division at American Philanthropic. Before joining American Philanthropic, Maria served as a program officer for the Manhattan Institute’s Adam Smith Society, where she oversaw event programming for a portfolio of 14 chapters and project-managed national events. Prior to her time at the Adam Smith Society, Maria worked as a teacher, writer, and theater director.

Maria graduated from the University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in English. In her free time, she reads and writes short fiction, and explores the boundless wonders of New York City, where she currently resides.

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Highlighting the Best in Academia: Winners of the Heritage Foundation Academic Prizes

The Heritage Foundation announces its second annual awardees of the Freedom and Opportunity Academic Prizes.

The Heritage Foundation awards new Innovation Prizes

For 50 years, the Heritage Foundation has championed freedom, opportunity, and policy solutions that return power from the government back to the American people. These prize winners are actively achieving this goal.

Can the Bible inspire the modern philanthropist?

What hath Scripture to do with philanthropy? A recent Center for Civil Society webinar asked how the Bible can inform your philanthropy today.

Should philanthropies be permanent?

Center for Civil Society director, Jack Fowler, sat down with Heather Higgins, Dick DeVos, and John Miller to consider whether philanthropies ought to sunset.

DonorsTrust launches new “Giving Ventures” podcast

In the first episode of “Giving Ventures,” DonorsTrust investigates poverty in America and interviews three nonprofits dedicated to reducing it.