I recently wrote about an unusual controversy at Pathfinder International, the Boston-area non-profit focused on helping improve access to the full range of reproductive services to women across the developing world. The organization’s founder, Proctor & Gamble heir Clarence Gamble, had eugenicist beliefs, and the board ordered an investigation of his past and how it may have infected the institution.
Now the remaining members of the Gamble family — Clarence’s children Judy Kahrl and Walter Gamble — have resigned from the organization and urged others to spurn it over their failure to fully explore and disclose his legacy. That’s right: the children — now in their 80s — want more disclosure of his past and they also have concerns about the organization’s leadership. Details in the story, which ran in the Maine Sunday Telegram last month.