As part of the John Templeton Foundation’s continuous improvement to our grantmaking process, we are pleased to announce two (2) distinct grant application programs in 2016.
Heather Templeton Dill, daughter of the late Dr. Jack Templeton and granddaughter of the late Sir John Templeton, has been appointed president of the John Templeton Foundation by the board of trustees.
John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D., the president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation and formerly a pediatric surgeon and director of the trauma program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, died on Saturday, May 16 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was 75 years old.
A collection of obituaries from major publications.
Dr. Jack Templeton began his autobiography, John M. Templeton Jr: Physician, Philanthropist, Seeker, with a compelling story. While still a fledgling physician, he found himself charged with caring for a young girl who had been shot. “This is what it was all about—to care for others, to offer life and hope wherever possible,” he wrote.
A look at upcoming events, including workshops and tv programs, supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation.
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Ian G. Barbour, one of the founding figures in the academic discipline that studies the relationship between science and religion and winner of the Templeton Prize in 1999, died December 24, 2013, at the age of 90. “[He] probably did more for the creation of the field than anyone else,” remarked 2010 Templeton Prize winner Francisco J. Ayala in an obituary published in the New York Times. Peter Hess, Director of Outreach to Religious Communities at the National Center for Science Education, called him “a towering figure, one of the truly great interdisciplinary thinkers of the 20th century.”