Aaron Dorfman

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Aaron Dorfman "is the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the nation’s premier philanthropic watchdog organization. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.

"Before joining NCRP in 2007, Aaron Dorfman served for 15 years as a community organizer, including ten years as executive director of People Acting for Community Together (PACT) in Miami, Florida and five years as head organizer for Minneapolis and Miami chapters of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

"He led dozens of successful grassroots campaigns to improve education, transportation, housing and other issues affecting low-income communities. He was a Regional Finalist in 2003 for the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World award, and is an alumnus of the Miami Fellows Initiative, a prestigious leadership program sponsored by the Dade Community Foundation.

He studied political science and grassroots social movements at Carleton College under the direction of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, and obtained his M.A. in philanthropic studies at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy." [1]

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  1. Aaron Dorfman, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, accessed May 22, 2008.