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The Institute for Jewish & Community Research QUAD - January 2008

Jewish Charities Shut Out from Largest Philanthropic Gifts

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In this Issue

1. Mega-Gifts in Jewish Philanthropy

2. Mega-Gifts in American Philanthropy

3. Center for Excellence in Higher Education

Dr. Gary A. Tobin

President
The Insitute for Jewish & Community Research


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

Mega-Gifts in Jewish Philanthropy: Giving Patterns 2001-2003New Publication
Mega-Gifts in Jewish Philanthropy:
Giving Patterns 2001-2003
By Gary A. Tobin and Aryeh Weinberg

While Jewish organizations do a reasonable job attracting smaller mega-gifts, those from $1-2 million, they are failing dramatically to attract the biggest gifts that Jews make to non-profits. The trends over eight years are remarkably consistent - Jewish mega-gifts exceeding $10 million to Jewish organizations were rare eight years ago and remain notably infrequent. This report presents findings from our new study on mega-giving analyzing over 1,000 Jewish mega-gifts of $1 million or more made between 2001-2003.

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List of Jewish Mega-Gifts 2001-2003


Study Finds that Jewish Charities Missing Out on Biggest DonationsStudy Finds that Jewish Charities Missing Out on Biggest Donations
By Jacob Berkman, January 8, 2008, JTA
The Institute for Jewish & Community Research

New York (JTA) -- Jewish organizations are generally failing to attract financial support from America's wealthiest and most philanthropic Jews, according to a report by the Institute for Jewish and Community Research.

Mega-Gifts in American Philanthropy:
Giving Patterns 2001-2003

Mega-Gifts in American PhilanthropyNew Publication
Mega-Gifts in American Philanthropy:
Giving Patterns 2001-2003
by Gary A. Tobin and Aryeh Weinberg

Higher education, health, and cultural arts organizations receive the lion's share of the largest gifts that individuals, foundations, and corporations contribute to American philanthropy. IJCR presents findings from our new study on mega-giving analyzing over 8000 gifts of $1 million or more made between 2001-2003.

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List of Mega-Gifts 2001-2003


Growing Share of 'Megagifts' Goes to Colleges, Hospitals, and Museums, Study Finds

Growing Share of 'Megagifts' Goes to Colleges, Hospitals, and Museums, Study Finds

By Debra E. Blum, December 11, 2007, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Colleges, hospitals, and museums, long at the top of the list for America's biggest donors and grant makers, are receiving a growing slice of multimillion-dollar gifts, according to a new study.

The study, by the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, in San Francisco, focused on donations of $1-million or more made in 2001 to 2003.

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Center for Excellence in Higher Education

Maximizing Higher Education Reform

Maximizing Higher Education Reform

By Michael Leaser, December 17, 2007, Philanthropy: A Publication of the Philanthropy Roundtable

American universities are in crisis, so contend three foundations concerned about a higher education system that often stifles free inquiry, undermines high standards, and devalues aspects of American economic life, history, and culture that have made the United States an intellectually vibrant and materially prosperous nation.

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