Mega-Gifts in Jewish Philanthropy: Giving Patterns Between 2001-2003

By Gary A. Tobin, Aryeh K. Weinberg

Institute for Jewish and Community Research, 2007

The authors examine a large sample of donations made by Jewish individuals and organizations to determine giving patterns for mega-gifts (defined as $1 million or more). They find that Jewish giving patterns are similar to those of non-Jews with the most mega-gifts going to secular organizations and causes. Higher education is the largest recipient of mega-gifts from Jews. They recommend that Jewish causes consider new methods to attract large gifts from Jewish donors.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Jewish Identification, Allocations, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Tobin, Gary A. Weinberg, Aryeh K. Mega-Gifts in Jewish Philanthropy: Giving Patterns Between 2001-2003. Institute for Jewish and Community Research. 2007:


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