Monday, December 14, 2009

The NonProfit Times - Milton Murray, Man Behind The Philanthropy Stamp, Dead At 87

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "December 14, 2009

Milton Murray, man behind the philanthropy stamp, dead at 87
Milton Murray, a maverick fundraiser who worked diligently for two decades to get a postage stamp honoring philanthropy, died Dec. 9. He was 87.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) issued the “Giving & Sharing” stamp in 1998, featuring a bee with flowers back when First Class postage was 32 cents. Murray pushed for 27 years for a philanthropy-inspired postage stamp.

In 1973 Murray founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church Philanthropic Service for Institutions (PSI). For nearly 20 years he served as director of PSI, which provides philanthropic education and resources to enhance development programs to members within the church and its related colleges, universities, healthcare systems and other members."

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