William Bagley is director of gift planning at St. Mark's School. He is an attorney admitted to state and federal practice in Massachusetts and holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of law at Boston College Law School.
His work in philanthropy extends over thirty years - with postings at leading schools and universities and the nation's oldest land trust. He has advised a Ford Foundation-funded program in affordable housing and a national initiative to eliminate lead poisoning in children as they sought to raise private philanthropic support. In addition, he advises families and family foundations in their philanthropy. His writing on philanthropy owes its origins to a research fellowship at the Yale Divinity School.
Time to regulate online philanthropic proxies? ASK THIS | May 21, 2012 These days, Web-based charities may serve as pass-throughs for donations to nonprofit groups, sometimes without the knowledge of the nonprofits themselves. There are mountains of money involved, occasional confusion and added expense and an obvious potential for abuse as well. Expert William Bagley raises serious questions about key aspects of this system.