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An Exceptional Nation: American Philanthropy is Different Because America is Different

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Publication Date: November 2004

Publisher(s): Philanthropy Roundtable

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin; Aryeh K. Weinberg; Alexander C. Karp

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)

Keywords: Fundraising and Philanthropy; Church and State; Religion

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The authors assert that philanthropy in America is unique and exceptionally generous as a result of factors particular to American society. These factors include an entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of responsibility to give back, and an appreciation for the limits of government.

In Philanthropy Magazine (November 2004).