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7 Observations About the Top Givers of 2016

Earlier this year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, in its February 2017 edition, listed the top givers of 2016. The list included many names that are recognizable, like Bill and Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Michael Bloomberg, and Paul Allen. The list and the amounts is enlightening, but here are  »  Read More

Why Do Lottery Winners Lose Their Wealth?

What are the dangers of sudden wealth? Proverbs 13.11 says that wealth gained hastily will dwindle. Proverbs 20.21 similarly warns, “An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.” There is danger in sudden wealth. Teresa Dixon Murray wrote a January 2016 article for The Plain  »  Read More

2018—The Wealthy Plan to Increase their Giving

The November 2016 Chronicle of Philanthropy reported on a recent study conducted by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  That study showed that wealthy donors are planning to increase their giving at least through 2018.  Wealthy donors were defined as those with income of  »  Read More