The Koch brothers have influence. But the notion that they control the Trump administration is absurd.
As important as guarding against deviations from donor intent, is finding pathways to fulfill it.
Donor intent can be preserved in a perpetual foundation, with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Daniels Fund being outstanding examples.
Timely and timeless questions on the philanthropic principle of donor intent are being addressed in the wake of the fourth edition of Martin Morse Wooster’s seminal book on the subject.
With such fierce partisan divisions in our current political climate, it’s tempting for commentators to place conspiratorial blame on a few wealthy individuals who belong to the opposing ideological team.