Louis W. Hill, Jr., Fellowship in Philanthropy
The Louis W. Hill, Jr., Fellowship in Philanthropy is a unique recognition for a distinguished leader in philanthropy to promote new thinking and action in public affairs. Supported by the Grotto Foundation and the Northwest Area Foundation from 2003 to 2008, fellows dedicated a year of study to furthering discussion in the field of philanthropy, culminating in a public presentation.
The Hill Fellows and Their Project Publications
- 2007-2008: Chuck Denny, Jr. Former president, CEO, and chairman of ADC Telecommunications and a seasoned corporate citizen and philanthropist.
The Corporation in Modern American Society
- 2006-2007: Laura Waterman Wittstock, president and CEO of Wittstock & Associates, a media and education consulting firm, and founder and longtime leader of MIGIZI Communications.
American Indian Giving and Philanthropy: The Overlaid Relationship
- 2005-2006: Sage and John Cowles, community leaders well known in Minnesota and across the nation for their philanthropy and contributions to civic discourse.
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Engaging our Youngest Citizens by Sage Cowles
Behind the Curve: Philanthropy Revisited by John Cowles
- 2004-2005: Dr. Reatha Clark King, past president and former chairperson of the General Mills Foundation and past president of Metropolitan State University.
Philanthropy and Public Policy: Working Together to Make a Bigger Difference
- 2003-2004: Joe Selvaggio, founder of Project Pride for Living and the One Percent Club, whose members pledge to donate one percent of their net worth to charitable causes.
Philanthropists, Philanthropoids, and Philanthropests: How We Can Work Together for a Better Community
Project News + Events
Philanthropy for Extraordinary Times: Reflections, Ideas, and Action
On April 23, 2009, the six Hill Fellows joined together for the remarkable Philanthropy for Extraordinary Times: Reflections, Ideas, and Action. The event culminated the ground-breaking Louis W. Hill, Jr., Fellowship in Philanthropy.
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