In July 1995, the American Society for Public Administration's Endowment Board established the Donald C. Stone Fund to honor the memory of this public administration legend. Income from this fund is used to sponsor a lecture or symposium at ASPA's national conference, which reflects Stone's varied interests and contributions to the field. This year marked the eighth Donald C. Stone Lecture. On March 18, Astrid E. Merget was ASPA's Stone Lecturer and gave the following speech.