H. Peter Karoff

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H. Peter Karoff "is the founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. He has been responsible for developing TPI's conceptual framework of strategic philanthropy as well as its unique client base. Prior to forming TPI, Peter was in insurance and real estate finance and syndication, serving as CEO. Peter is a Senior Fellow at the Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. He is also on several corporate boards and has served as Director of Blackside Productions—producer of "Eyes On The Prize"—and on 30 not-for-profit boards, including the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, the New England Aquarium, Business Executives for National Security, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Poetry Series, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Peter frequently speaks, and writes on philanthropy; his articles have appeared numerous journals and magazines. He is, as well, a published poet. A 1959 graduate of Brandeis University, Peter received an MFA in Writing from Columbia University in 1988." [1]

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  1. Directors, The Philanthropic Initiative, accessed August 5, 2009.
  2. Directors, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, accessed June 16, 2010.