Columbus First to Hear Giving USA Results By Lead Researcher
American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018. More than 200 central Ohio nonprofit leaders learned the news from Una O. Osili, Ph.D., the lead researcher of Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, during the Giving USA event last week at The Columbus Foundation.
Comparing the giving environment over the past couple of decades, Dr. Osili said, “A lot has changed in 25 years. What has not changed is the generosity of the American people.”
Through a collaborative effort by Central Ohio Giving Institute Board Members, Benefactor Group, Cramer & Associates, and The Hodge Group, Columbus was the first city to hear the Giving USA results from Dr. Osili. Presenting sponsors included the Central Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Catholic Foundation, The Columbus Foundation, JewishColumbus, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County, Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropy Ohio, United Way of Central Ohio, and The Women’s Fund.
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