Focus ON FUNDERS: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is named after the noted American financier and industrialist (1855-1937) who served as Secretary of the Treasury under three presidents. Founded in 1969 with the consolidation of the Old Dominion Foundation (founded by Andrew W. Mellon's son, Paul Mellon) and the Avalon Foundation (founded by Mellon's daughter, Ailsa Mellon Bruce), the Foundation's purpose is to "aid and promote such religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes as may be in the furtherance of the public welfare or tend to promote the well-doing or well-being of mankind." Under this broad charter, the Foundation currently makes grants on a selective basis to …
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Publication information: Article title: Focus ON FUNDERS: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: American Theatre. Volume: 17. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2000. Page number: 67. © 1999 Theatre Communications Group. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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