News Flash: AA to Remain Broke!

News Flash: AA to Remain Broke!

Rockafeller Dinner an Unexpected Success

On This Day in History

In 1940, John D. Rockefeller Jr.gave a dinner to publicize the work AA was doing. Bill  Wilson had been struggling to find  donors .  Although Rockefeller did not contribute financially, his endorsement gave AA a huge publicity boost.  Many of Rockefeller’s friends stayed on as board members of  what is now the group’s General Service Office.

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