Philanthropic Support For Black Men and Boys featuring Dr. Lawrence T. McGill, Foundation Center
Dr. Lawrence McGill talks about the Foundation Center's study "Where Do We Go from Here: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys."
Dr. Lawrence T. McGill
Lawrence T. McGill, Ph.D., is the Foundation Center’s vice president for research. Under Dr. McGill, the Center’s research department has significantly
expanded its research capacity while continuing to produce definitive analyses of philanthropic sector trends.
Previously, Dr. McGill was director of research and planning for the Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA) and deputy director of the Princeton University Center
for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies (CACPS). His work with CPANDA involved identifying, evaluating, and analyzing key social science data sets for inclusion in the archive, on topics related to artists, arts audiences, arts organizations, and public support for the arts. By the end of 2006, the archive held more than 200 such data sets. He served as director of research for the Freedom Forum from 1994 to
2001 and manager of news audience research for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from 1989 to 1994.
Dr. McGill has consulted on research projects with the Urban Institute; the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University; the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University; the Columbia University department of art and architectural history; the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU); the American Society of Newspaper Editors; and NBC News and CBS News, among other organizations. He has taught in the departments of sociology and journalism at Northwestern University, where he received his Ph.D. in sociology in 1987.