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Giving USA: Americans Donated an Estimated $358.38 Billion to Charity in 2014; Highest Total in Report’s 60-year History Healthier American economy, as measured by multiple indicators, was engine for 7.1 percent growth in charitable giving CHICAGO (June 16, 2015)—Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the […]
In a new Giving USA Spotlight entitled “The Next Generation of Alumni Giving,” the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE) sponsored a comprehensive view of alumni giving, written and researched by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The findings are paramount to understanding the decline in alumni participation rates and, most importantly, how […]
I would like to take the chair’s prerogative to bring home a point I think sometimes gets lost when it comes to Americans’ donations to our country’s philanthropic organizations. To wit, it is commonly perceived that as the stock market goes, so goes giving. This is true to a point, but let’s stop and look […]
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