Philanthropy Hits New Record High
Facts about charitable donations in 2006:
1. The number of individual donations of $100 million or more hit a record in 2006.
2. In 2006, there were 21 donations of $100 million or more by individuals to universities, hospitals and charities, compared to 11 in 2005.
3. The philanthropy of the country's 60 most generous givers hit a record $7 billion in 2006, up from $4.3 billion the year before.
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