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The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

by David Callahan,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 4, 2017

In 2010, 150 individuals and families joined Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett and pledged to donate at least half of their wealth to philanthropy. And these folks constitute only a small fraction of the rich people turning to charitable giving in an organized way. According to one study, $27 trillion in the United States will be transferred from estates to charity between 2007 and 2061.


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