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Durham, NC 27708-0522
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Durham, NC 27708

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Joel L. Fleishman
Professor of Law
Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society
Director of the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Areas of Expertise

Education

LL.M., Yale University (1960)
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1959)
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1955)

 

Putting Wealth to Work book jacket

Putting Wealth to Work should be urgently downloaded to the reading apps of newly minted Silicon Valley billionaires, Wall Street titans, and captains of industry who aspire to carry on the legacy of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford into a new century of giving.” —Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation

 

Joel discussed his book on the Policy 360 podcast:

 

Bio

Mr. Fleishman is Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.  He served as Legal Assistant to Governor Terry Sanford, the School’s namesake, in 1961-65.  He joined the Duke faculty in 1971, was founding director of what is now the Sanford School of Public Policy, and has served Duke as vice president, senior vice president and first senior vice president. Taking part-time leave from Duke from 1993-2003, he became president of The Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company (NYC), the U.S. program staff of Atlantic Philanthropies.  Mr. Fleishman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of The Foundation: A Great American Secret--How Private Wealth is Changing the World, published in 2007 by PublicAffairs Books and released in paperback in 2009.  Another book, which he co-authored with Tom Tierney, chairman of The Bridgespan Group, entitled Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results, was released in March 2011.  His latest book, Putting Money to Work:  Philanthropy Now or Investing for the Future? was released in 2017.  He is Director of the Sanford School’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Sanford School’s Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions. On Founders’ Day, October 1, 2009, Duke presented Mr. Fleishman with one of the University’s highest honors, the University Medal for Meritorious Service. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Urban Institute until stepping down in May 2014, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ralph Lauren Corporation.  On a lighter note, he was the Wine Columnist for Vanity Fair for 8 years.