A Momentous A.A. Fund Raising Meeting

A Momentous A.A. Fund Raising Meeting

 In 1937, Bill W. and Hank P. attempted to raise money to fund their activities. They sought out funds by contacting every wealthy individual and charitable foundation in Manhattan.

 Bill’s attempts to raise money for his and Bob's vision prove unsuccessful. In 1937, his brother-in-law, Dr. Leonard Strong Jr., is able to set up a meeting with men connected to the philanthropies of John D. Rockefeller Jr. (below). At a December meeting attended by Bill W., Dr. Bob, Dr. Silkworth, and a few group members from New York and Akron, the potential backers are moved and impressed by the Fellowship’s work. However, after it is pointed out that money could spoil the movement's purpose, the meeting reaps welcome enthusiasm and moral support, but no funds.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.

The Year


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