Lenore T. Ealy

About Lenore T. Ealy

Lenore T. Ealy, Ph.D., is president of The Philanthropic Enterprise and founding editor of Conversations on Philanthropy. As principal of Thinkitecture, Inc., Dr. Ealy is Secretary and Executive Director of The Philadelphia Society and a founding director of The Epidemic of Health. She is the co-editor of History, on Proper Principles: Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald.

History on Proper Principles: The Legacy of Forrest McDonald

By |2019-01-11T16:43:51-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Alexander Hamilton, American Founding, American Republic, Federalist Papers, Forrest McDonald, History, Literature, Timeless Essays|

Forrest McDonald demonstrated that the historian above all must be a pragmatist who looks at the reality of the past as it was, who gets his hands dirty by putting in long hours of research, who makes sense of vast quantities of data, and who then communicates what he has found in an understandable and [...]

Distresses Yet More Dreadful: Lessons from John & Abigail Adams

By |2016-12-22T07:03:07-05:00November 24th, 2016|Categories: American Republic, Featured, John Adams|

John and Abigail Adams remained faithful to what they believed were the permanent things. How might twenty-first-century Americans use their correspondence to better address the public questions that touch upon the fundamentals of American constitutional liberty?… When I look back to the Year 1761, and recollect the Argument concerning Writs of Assistance, in the Superiour Court, [...]

History on Proper Principles: The Legacy of Forrest McDonald

By |2019-01-03T15:48:36-05:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Alexander Hamilton, American Founding, American Republic, Featured, Federalist Papers, Forrest McDonald, History, Literature, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

Forrest McDonald did not set out to be a historian. Had he been able to hit a curveball, he would likely have been a professional baseball player. “I believed, and believe to this day,” McDonald wrote in 2004, “that as an outfielder I was of major league caliber.”[1] Born in Orange, Texas, on January [...]

Forrest McDonald, RIP, in the Mighty Company of the Founders

By |2016-01-22T01:09:35-05:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: American Republic, Forrest McDonald, History|

Editor's Note: The great American historian Forrest McDonald (1927-2016) passed away this week at the age of eighty-nine. The following remarks by Stephen Klugewicz and Lenore Ealy, former students of Dr. McDonald, were delivered at the April 2010 national meeting of The Philadelphia Society, at a dinner in Dr. McDonald's honor. The event was held [...]