Corporate Sponsorship of Progressivism

Womens lib Edit

Vital Voices Global Partnership is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works with women leaders in the areas of economic empowerment, women's political participation, and human rights.

Rockefellers Edit

In 1958, Nelson Rockefeller was elected governor defeating the incumbent, multi-millionaire W. Averell Harriman, even though 1958 was a banner year for Democrats elsewhere in the nation. Rockefeller was ultimately elected to four, four-year terms as governor of New York State.

Re-elected in 1962, 1966 and 1970, Rockefeller vastly increased the state's role in education, environmental protection, transportation, housing, welfare, medical aid, civil rights, and the arts. He resigned three years into his fourth term.

John D. Rockefeller III set up the United Negro College Fund for the ongoing education of African Americans, carrying on the family tradition in this area with his grandfather's funding of the education of black women at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Carnegie Edit

Carnegie Corporation of New York, was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 The Corporation was established on the advice of Elihu Root. After World War I, Root supported the League of Nations and served on the commission of jurists, which created the Permanent Court of International Justice. He was the founding chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, established in 1918 in New York.

Some notable contributions of Carnegie Corporation include:

  • expansion of higher education and adult education
  • advancement of research on learning and cognitive development in early childhood
  • promotion of educational and public interest broadcasting
  • advancement of minorities and women in precollege and higher education
  • heightening public understanding of the education and health needs of children and adolescents
  • investigation of risks of superpower confrontation, nuclear war, and ethnic and civil strife

John William Gardner was President of the Carnegie Corporation. He was also Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson and the founder of Common Cause. Common Cause is described as liberal by such news organizations as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, TIME, and USA Today.

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