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As we advance in the age of information and technology, young Americans are amassing wealth in significant amounts. In this edition of Gift Planner's Digest, Betsy Mangone and Kathryn Miree examine the phenomenon of young philanthropists and the issues that gift...

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In 1990 a study was released that projected $10 Trillion will pass from one generation to the next over the next 55 years. Researchers John J. Havens and Paul G. Schervish at the Boston College Social Welfare Research Institute have released a new study that...
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Stock market got you down? In this article, nationally acclaimed planned giving consultant Robert F. Sharpe, Jr. shares his thoughts on how planned gift donors of different age groups are responding to changing economic times.
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Most people know that women outlive men by an average of seven years, but did you know that women also make more planned gifts? In this edition of Gift Planner's Digest, Cheryl Altinkemer of Purdue University and the Women's Philanthropy Institute discusses this...
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16 Jul 1999 | Demographics | National Publication | News story
Do the parents of financially successful children give more to charity? In Treasury's Office of Tax Analysis Paper 72, the study suggests, in part, that (i) the greater the amount of the children's income, the greater the lifetime charitable contributions by the...
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20 Jun 2002 | Demographics | National Publication | News story
The AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy, in concert with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, today released Giving USA, its annual report on philanthropy in America for the year 2001. American charities received $212 billion in 2001 amidst the conflicting...
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8 Jul 2004 | Demographics | National Publication | News story
The AAFRC Trust For Philanthropy, which is the educational and research initiative of the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, has released Giving USA 2004, its annual report on charitable giving by American individiuals, estates, foundations, and corporations...
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19 Jun 2006 | Demographics | National Publication | News story
The Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University have released their annual report on philanthropy, "Giving USA." According to the report, Americans gave total contributions of $260.28 billion for 2005, a 6.1 percent increase from 2004....
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26 Jun 2007 | Demographics | National Publication | News story
U.S. charitable giving reached a new record in 2006, an estimated $295.02 billion, according to Giving USA 2007, the yearbook of philanthropy published by Giving USA Foundation (TM) and researched and written by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
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4 Mar 2009 | Demographics | National Publication | News story
The number of gifts of $1 million or more given to charities by individuals fell 33 percent in the last six months of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007, according to records compiled by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
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10 Jun 2009 | Demographics | National Publication | News story | 3 comments
Charitable giving fell last year by the largest percentage in five decades, according to a new study by the Giving USA Foundation and as reported by The New York Times.
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2 Feb 2012 | Demographics | National Publication | News story

According to a report by MSNBC, the Facebook IPO will mint over 1,000 new millionaires. Experts are stating they expect nonprofits, donor advised funds and charitable remainder trusts to benefit from the largest Internet IPO in history.

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5 Nov 2012 | Demographics | National Publication | News story

The 2012 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy and attitudes of America’s wealthiest households.The latest in this series of studies was once again written and researched in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and builds...

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20 Jun 2011 | Demographics | National Publication | News story

In its annual report on philanthropy, Giving USA Foundation reports that total estimated giving in the United States rose by 3.8 percent in 2010. The report attributes the increase to the modest economic recovery achieved in 2010. Giving by individuals rose an...

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27 Jun 2013 | Demographics | National Publication | News story

As reported by Reuters, individual charitable giving in the United States grew almost 4 percent last year, while corporate donations rose at triple that rate, according to a report by Giving USA that shows donations by Americans to nonprofit groups mirroring the...

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13 Jun 2005 | Demographics | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
Tsunami gifts less than one-half of 1 percent of total
After two years of limited growth in charitable contributions, Americans picked up the pace in 2004, showing they are a generous bunch. They donated nearly $250 billion to various causes across the United States, an almost 5 percent increase over 2003. That's the key...
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Overlooked for hundreds of years for their planned gifts, it has only been in the past decade that women have gained attention in society as philanthropists in their own right. The competition for private support has now focused greater attention on targeting women as...
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The rumors of the death of charitable bequests in the face of estate tax repeal have been greatly exaggerated. In this issue of Gift Planner's Digest, Robert F. Sharpe & Co. reports the results of a recent study conducted by Paul Schervish on behalf of Bankers...
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A Review of Challenges and Questions
In February of 2000, the PGDC published a study by Paul G. Schervish and John J. Havens entitled, "Millionaires and the Millennium: New Estimates of the Forthcoming Wealth Transfer and the Prospects for a Golden Age of Philanthropy." The study predicted that over the...
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