Oral history interview with Thomas H. Kean [electronic resource], 2013
|Creator: ||Kean, Thomas H.||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 3. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 153 pages Sound recording: 1 digital audio file (85 min.). Sound recording: 1 digital audio file (47 min.). Video recording: 1 digital video file|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Governor of New Jersey (1982-1990) and Trustee of Carnegie Corporation of New York
Scope and Contents
Path to position on board of Carnegie Corporation of New York: work on topic of education during governorship; McKinsey & Company report; involvement of trustees in grantmaking; process of hiring Vartan Gregorian as president of Carnegie Corporation: search committee, impressions of Vartan Gregorian, comparison with David A. Hamburg; communication: board involvement in policy, national and international presence; role of board chairman; comparison with other nonprofit boards; work as chair of 9/11 Commission: influence of Carnegie leadership experience, advantage of background outside national security; return to Carnegie board in 2005; board involvement in investments; development of trustee ethics code; second term as chairman: reorganization of committees, discussion of meeting structure; centennial celebration: reconnection with Carnegie family and Carnegie institutions; personal and organizational philosophy of risk in grantmaking; program review under Vartan Gregorian: staff turnover, Carnegie legacy, history; education programming: collaboration with Gates Foundation, importance of teacher education and recognition, racial and economic inequality in American school systems, special program for New York City schools; democracy programming: efforts to increase voter registration, importance of civic education; Islam Initiative; impact of Carnegie Corporation; future of philanthropy.
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