Solving Tomorrow’s Problems. Since 1919.
J. Robert Oppenheimer. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. John Kenneth Galbraith. Patricia Harris. They shaped a century of progressive public policy.
And they’re all part of The Century Foundation’s legacy.
TCF scholars and trustees advised President Roosevelt to form what became the Securities Exchange Commission, administered the Marshall plan, and provided the first examination of Asian economies.
That legacy continues today in Barton Gellman’s work on privacy and the NSA, in Richard Kahlenberg’s work on improving access to schools and universities, and much more.
We are releasing this timeline of our history in conjunction with the launch of TCF’s historical archives at The New York Public Library. Visit TCF.org