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He fought for transparency, accountability, equity and support directed to grass-roots organizations.

Pablo Eisenberg was only 7 years old in 1939 when he boarded an American-bound liner with his parents and younger sister in Bordeaux as the Nazis were poised to invade France. But as young as he was, their nail-biting escape nevertheless instilled in him a lifelong commitment to powerless people left behind.

That was manifested in 1973, after he had spent years in government and the nonprofit sector working on behalf of the underprivileged, when he wrote an article for a philanthropic journal that would alter his professional trajectory and jolt the world of charitable giving.

In the article, published in Grantsmanship Center News, Mr. Eisenberg, who died at 90 on Oct. 18, called on major foundations, individual donors, corporate charities and philanthropies in general to be more socially responsible, transparent, accountable and equitable in determining who received their largess. To

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