On February 28th 2014, Mirza Jahani, Chief Executive Office of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., responded to an earlier article on Pakistan’s private philanthropy sector and pointed out that harnessing the creative energies of community philanthropists holds great promise both for social development and for reducing dependence.
He wrote, “A Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy, which the Aga Khan Foundation is pleased to support along with the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Global Fund for Community Foundations and the United States Agency for International Development, has just been launched. The alliance studies and supports the practice of community philanthropy around the world. By fostering homegrown civil society energies, we can expand the capacity for self-reliance that is essential to preserving human dignity.”