“Governments can‘t do everything; the private sector can‘t or won‘t do things; so we need to think of how to shape the third sector so that it can. The health of our communities depends on meeting that challenge,“ he says.
—Andre Picard, “Governments can‘t do everything for society,“ The Toronto Star, November 15, 1997
This third sector is called the “civic sector” and includes nonprofit organizations, faith institutions, foundations, private schools, theaters, volunteer groups, sports leagues and any other group not operated by government or corporations that meets local needs.
—Dale G. Caldwell, “America’s civic organizations remain undervalued,” The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), July 9, 1998
His only son West Virginia Gov. John D. “Jay“ Rockefeller 4th told some 2,000 persons — including 70 family members — at a memorial service that his father was “dignified modest, some said shy” but that he spent his 72 years in service to the community nation and world. A leader in projects promoting international understanding Asian and American art and human rights the elder Rockefeller had completed arrangements last Friday for a two-year study of private non-profit organizations — “the third sector” his son said.
—Eileen Alt Powell, The Associated Press, July 13, 1978