Oral history interview with Geraldine Mannion 1999

Oral history interview with Geraldine Mannion 1999

 

Name:
Mannion, Geraldine, 1955- (Interviewee); Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Geraldine Mannion 1999
Abstract:
Early life: born Ireland, childhood Bronx, New York; education: Catholic schools, undergraduate and graduate at Fordham University; employment as secretary at Rockefeller Foundation: lack of diversity in foundation leadership, description of duties; employment at Ford Foundation; move to Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]; differences in management styles between foundations; incidence of grant failure at foundations; role of foundation president's personal interests in allocation of funding; importance of risk taking for Carnegie; foundations' reluctance to attract public attention; diversification of legal defense fund sources; development of Avoiding Nuclear War program; reluctance of other Carnegie officials to engage in discretionary grant-making; oversight of Carnegie democracy programs; importance of civic education.
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Subjects:
Women executives; Endowments--Management; Nuclear nonproliferation; Mannion, Geraldine, 1955-; Rockefeller Foundation; Ford Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Origin Information:
1999.
Physical Description:
171 pages
Note (Biographical):
Foundation executive.
Note (Funding):
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note:
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.Interviewed by: Sharon Zane on Feb. 4, March 5 & April 1, 1999.Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Note (Provenance):
Gift of Geraldine Mannion
Language:
English
Library Location:
Oral History Archives at Columbia, Columbia University
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-atrm-4x88