chapter  19
From Hula Hoops to Trusted Philanthropic Advisor: An Innovative Pathway of Public Value
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As the clock ticks down to the end of the first century of community foundations’ existence, a century of the creation and proliferation of community foundations across America, we can peer across the bridge into the next century-a century of challenges unimagined 100 years ago-and wonder about the ability of this giving platform we call community foundations to serve and survive in the century ahead. We owe it to the multitude of people who have worked together to create and enhance this community resource of significance and staying power over the past hundred years-a resource that shares the values of openness and sharing so vivid in our time, but was born in another time entirely-to mark the advancements and lessons learned in the first century.