Philanthropy And Justice: Investing To Make A Difference

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A historical marker commemorating the lynching of Anthony P. Crawford in Abbeville, S.C. The ceremony unveiling the marker was part of Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project, a campaign to recognize the victims of lynching. (Courtesy)
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As the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Bryan Stevenson has worked for decades on behalf of the incarcerated. He’s helped reverse decisions for 115 wrongly-convicted death-row inmates. The EJI has also taken on researching and memorializing lynching victims.

Recently, a private foundation belonging to Bain Capital Co-Managing Partner Jonathan Lavine and his wife Jeannie stepped up with a million dollar donation — money that, Stevenson says, will be a game changer.

Lavine and Stevenson join Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss philanthropy and the EJI’s recent achievements.

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Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. He tweets @eji_org,

Jonathan Lavine, co-managing partner of Bain Capital. He tweets @Jonathan_Lavine.

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