Statment from Sean Treglia

"I apologize to The Pew Charitable Trusts and all the grantees who worked with me that my statements have caused so much confusion. The remarks being highlighted by some media are a small portion of a much larger panel presentation to top tier journalists on the history of philanthropy in the United States. I might be guilty of being hasty and choosing confusing language in my speech in an attempt to excite the crowd; me delivering a bad speech at a conference however is a far cry from Pew purposely trying to deceive. At no time in my experience with the Trusts did anyone attempt to hide, deceive or lie and I am surprised and saddened that my presentation has led some people to draw that conclusion."

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