The Centre for Effective Services (CES) is one of the NGOs that would not exist had it not been pumped and primed by Atlantic Philanthropies. It also serves as an exemplar of how such an entity can then manage to graft itself on to the public life support system.
Lest you think I overegg the pudding with regard to either, the CES itself recognised, in the course of paying tribute to the late Chuck Feeney, that it was “the generosity of Mr Feeney which helped to establish our organisation in 2008.” Chief Executive Officer Inez Bailey said that “we are all better off as a result of Chuck Feeney’s support.”
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