Monday, February 20, 2006

Americans Are Among The Most Generous In The World

Michael BloombergMichael BloombergThe 2005 Slate 60 Announces The 60 Largest American Charitable Contributions Of The Year

The gifts listed on the Slate 60 reflect the profound generosity of some of our wealthiest citizens. What is remarkable, and encouraging, about the Slate 60, is actually how little it is, compared to all the charitable giving of Americans. The $4.3 billion donated by the Slate 60 in 2005 accounts for only a tiny fraction of the $250-odd billion Americans gave away last year. We spend more than 2 percent of our GDP on private charity, making Americans among the most generous people in the world.

Bill GatesBill GatesRead about the philanthropists who made donations

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Complied by the Chronicle of Philanthropy