Friday, April 4, 2008
The Chronicle on Philanthropy has released the results of its survey of 2007 giving. The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2007, starts with William Barron Hilton who gave $1.2 billion to charity in 2007. The numbers are staggering - over 7 billion dollars given by just 50 people, with 16 of them giving more than $100 million each, and many of those significantly more than $100 million. Twenty-three of the donors were on the list in 2006, too, and Peter B. Lewis has been on the list 10 times.