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The Pew Charitable Trusts is a charitable trust based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is the successor to seven individual charitable funds established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew. The trusts' current mission is to serve the public interest by providing information, advancing policy solutions and supporting civic life. The trust supports the Pew Research Center. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the USA and the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search A charitable trust (or charity) is a trust organized to serve private or public charitable purposes. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official languages None Area 119,283 kmÂ² (33rd) - Land 116,074 kmÂ² - Water 3,208 kmÂ² (2. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search This page refers to the year 1979. ... Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Sun Company Inc. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the USA and the world. ...
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During the 1960s and 1970s the trusts grew rapidly and the amount of the grants also increased, especially in education and medical research.
The Pewtrusts are among the largest private philanthropies in the United States, with assets of more than $4 billion.
The trusts remain committed to the values of the founders: encouraging free enterprise, improving the quality of life, and nurturing democratic traditions, while supporting freedom of religion and an educated citizenry.
The PewCharitableTrusts has been active in supporting projects that promote standardized assessment of students, develop criteria for evaluating higher education institutions, and a call to measure the functional skills of students.
Now, Pew will be able to solicit money from the public and create large pools of donor funds to advance its agenda.
"Pew has funded activities around the country with the underlying perspective that diminishing faculty control over assessment and governance is a good thing for higher education, a perspective with which we disagree.
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