Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher: Institute for Jewish and Community Research
Author(s): Gary A. Tobin; Aryeh K. Weinberg
Research Area: Banking and finance
Keywords: Fundraising and Philanthropy; Jewish Organizations; Allocations; Jewish Identification
Coverage: United States
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.
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