Living Textbook: Greg Saks on Why the Rate of Philanthropic Donations Is Rising

Americans are a generous people.

According to the latest edition of Giving USA, over $390 billion was donated to nonprofit organizations in 2016, making it the most generous year of giving ever. Philanthropy is now 2.1 percent of GDP.

Through the generosity of many, Cal State Fullerton has grown from raising $7.3 million in gift commitments in 2011-12, to over $22 million in 2015-16. In 2016-17, the university benefited from the first back-to-back years of raising over $20 million.

Why has CSUF seen such growth in giving? Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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