Philanthropy: Building a Library

Jackie was constantly on the phone. Rose Kennedy was in North Carolina, where, with Teddy, Evangelist Billy Graham and Governor Terry Sanford, she appeared at a fund-raising rally. The North Carolina "quota" for the $10 million John F. Kennedy Memorial Library on the banks of Boston's sleepy Charles River had been set at $200,000, and this rally alone produced pledges of more than that amount.

In-Law Steve Smith, the Kennedy family's political and financial trouble-shooter in New York, was soliciting in Manhattan.

Senator Teddy Kennedy, after taking leave of North Carolina, flew to...

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