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Thomas Niemier

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The 2019 Giving USA Report: Trends in Perspective

[fa icon="calendar'] July 30, 2019 at 7:26 AM / by Thomas Niemier posted in Insider Tips, Philanthropy, Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Fund, DAF, Tax Deduction, Specialty Assets, legacy

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This past June, Giving USA released their annual overview of philanthropy in the United States with detailed numbers, graphs, and descriptions for the year’s charitable giving. The report, first published in 1956 and produced by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis since 2000, is the industry-wide measuring stick for annual giving. Before we break down the numbers, we should celebrate the fact that 2018 was ranked second highest historically in charitable giving in the United States. Americans donated nearly $428 billion to charitable ventures over the course of the year and through various forms of giving.

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