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In Memoriam: Honoring Richard W. Boone

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.


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