Morris Ketchum Jesup, Founder of Nonprofit Organizations

Title

Morris Ketchum Jesup, Founder of Nonprofit Organizations

Description

A black and white photograph of Morris Ketchum Jesup, a banker, philanthropist, and president of the American Museum of Natural History.

Whether creating his own foundations or giving away to ones already made, Morris Jesup spared no expense to make sure others were better off. He organized and founded the United States Christian Association, the Young Men’s Christian Association, and the Five Points House of Industry in New York, which helped teach immigrants the skills they needed to find jobs. For science and health, he donated $100,000 to The Woman’s Hospital in New York City, and funded Arctic expeditions before becoming president of the Peary Arctic Club in 1899. For education, he was a member of the Peabody Educational Board and of the General Education Board, gave Williams College $35,000, became treasurer of the John F. Slater Fund for the Education of Freedmen and gave Jesup Hall to the Union Theological Seminary. For museums, he was appointed president of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and gave the museum over $1,000,000 in his lifetime.

Creator

American Museum of Natural History

Date

Unknown

Source

Morris Ketchum Jesup - Wikimedia

Source: Morris Ketchum Jesup. (2012, June 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 22, 2012, from http://bit.ly/RPOD7Q

Rights

American Museum of Natural History

Publisher

American Museum of Natural History

Contributor

American Museum of Natural History

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

Files

morrisketchumjesup.jpg

Collection

Reference

American Museum of Natural History, Morris Ketchum Jesup, Founder of Nonprofit Organizations, American Museum of Natural History, Unknown

Cite As

American Museum of Natural History, “Morris Ketchum Jesup, Founder of Nonprofit Organizations,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed December 9, 2021, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/44.