Milestone History of Philanthropy in the South Published by The Storyline Group

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ATLANTA - s4story -- The Storyline Group announced today that it has reached an agreement with Martin Lehfeldt and Jamil Zainaldin to publish their book, The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy: Stories of Grant-Makers in the South.

The book is an extensive study of the unique role that grantmaking foundations have played in the cultural and economic development of the Southeastern U.S., as well as a convincing argument for their indispensability in the future.

The lack of histories on the subject means that The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy is likely to be referenced for years to come, particularly since few authors offer more authority. Martin Lehfeldt served as president of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, while Jamil Zainaldin is president emeritus of the Georgia Humanities Council.

"I felt driven to tell these inspirational stories about the South, as well as to describe the all-too-human challenges that impede our most noble ambitions," said Zainaldin.

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"It was a special treat to be involved, to try to capture the history and describe the impact of those foundations that have been active in the southern United States," said Lehfeldt.

The book's release in late 2019 will coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, which has partnered with the Georgia Humanities Council to support the book. A special "unveiling" of the book will occur on November 14 at the Southeastern Council of Foundations' conference in Atlanta.

The book will be available in hardcover, softcover and as an ebook on November 21, 2019.

About the Authors:

Martin Lehfeldt is a graduate of Haverford College and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Among other roles, he has served as vice president for development at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), director of development for the Atlanta University Center, president of his own consulting firm and president of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

Dr. Jamil Zainaldin graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. In addition to teaching at Northwestern University and Case Western Reserve University, he has served as staff director of the Task Force on Social Security and Women of the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging, deputy director of the American Historical Association, president of the Federation of State Humanities Council and president of the Georgia Humanities Council.

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About The Storyline Group:

For 25 years, The Storyline Group has specialized in publishing commemorative histories and biographies for corporations, schools, non-profit organizations and notable individuals. Today, Storyline publishes a broad spectrum of fiction and non-fiction, assisting authors with research; writing and editing; design, printing, and bindery; and marketing and distribution. For more information, follow Storyline on Twitter (@storylinegroup) and Facebook (The Storyline Group) or visit

Adam Volle

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