Frank John Bruno


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(1874–1955) Frank John Bruno was an administrator and educator whose expertise and leadership influenced American social work. After graduating from Williams College (1899) and Yale Divinity School (1902), he spent five years as a Congregational minister. In 1907 he became a general agent of the Associated Charities in Colorado, moving to the staff of the New York Charity Organization Society in 1911. In New York he studied at the New York School of Philanthropy (now the Columbia University School of Social Work), where he was greatly influenced by Mary Richmond. From 1914 to 1925, Bruno was general secretary of the Associated Charities of Minneapolis (later the Family Welfare Association).


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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