Large char­i­ties re­quire big bucks

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

The June 3 front-page ar­ti­cle “Re­sults and reper­cus­sions,” about the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion, demon­strated the best of in­ter­na­tional phi­lan­thropy, which can’t hap­pen with­out the dou­ble-edged sword of mas­sive fund­ing. The In­ter­nal Rev­enue Code strictly lim­its a pri­vate, tax-ex­empt foun­da­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties, and there are no in­di­ca­tions that any of those pro­vi­sions have been vi­o­lated.

It is un­for­tu­nate that the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion has come un­der a cloud, even though it has helped many in­di­vid­u­als and coun­tries in dire need. I hope it will con­tinue its im­por­tant work de­spite be­com­ing a light­ning rod for those want­ing to attack Hil­lary Clin­ton and her cam­paign for pres­i­dent. I also hope the public will be savvy enough to rec­og­nize the good and dis­miss the noise.

Nancy Ort­meyer Kuhn, Bethesda

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