In Memoriam: Honoring Richard W. Boone

April 24, 2007

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We mourn the passing of Richard W. Boone.

As director of the Field Foundation, Dick Boone conceived of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, in 1981, to pursue fiscal policies and improvements in social programs to protect and better serve low-income and vulnerable Americans. He recruited Robert Greenstein to start it. 

This video honors his work in founding the Center and his extraordinary career dedicated to issues of poverty, civil rights, and social justice.

His family has created a memorial website to celebrate his life's work.

Obituaries

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Richard Boone: a Tireless but Humble Advocate for the Poor
March 14, 2014

The New York Times
Richard Boone, Johnson Aide on Poverty, Dies at 86
March 7, 2014

The Washington Post
Richard W. Boone dies; helped lead War on Poverty
March 4, 2014

Inside Philanthropy
Here's the Funder Who Created One of the Most Important Think Tanks in Washington
March 3, 2014

Tribute from Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)

Tribute from Marian Wright Edelman

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