Getting Megagifts to the Neediest Causes

By Gary A. Tobin

Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 1, 2003

The author argues that mega-gifts (defined as $10 million or more) are going to the most prestigious organizations rather than the neediest. The largest recipients of mega-gifts are higher education, health, and arts and culture organizations. The author challenges assumptions that mega-donors make about where their largest gifts should go and offers thoughts on changing the current culture.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Allocations, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Higher Education

Name of Publication: Chronicle of Philanthropy

Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Tobin, Gary A. Getting Megagifts to the Neediest Causes. Chronicle of Philanthropy. Chronicle of Philanthropy. 1 May 2003:


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