►BIG Giving went up in 2013!January 1, 2014 - Author: Jenelle Taylor, CAI BAS
While the numbers aren’t out yet about how much average Americans gave last year, gifts over $1M are up over 2012, and there’s nothing bad about that!
I’m glad to hear that the largest single gift came from Facebook’s founder, and wowed to see that he and his new wife’s gift is valued at nearly one billion dollars. With a B.
The largest donation of 2013 came from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who announced in December that they had given 18 million shares of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The gift was valued at more than $990 million. This was the first time donors under the age of 30 have made the nation’s largest philanthropic gift, according to the report.
Read about the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s report here, and hope some trickles down!