2017 Was a Banner Year for Giving: With 3 Gifts of $1 Billion+
posted by HLA_admin - 01/31/18

2017 was the strongest year for giving in the past decade, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Three mega gifts helped bolster that statistic, coming from the some of the wealthiest tech entrepreneurs in the country: 
  1. At the number one spot: $4.6 billion from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, given to their foundation which backs global health, policy, and the U. S. education system. 
  2. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave $1.9 billion to their foundation, which focuses on education, housing, science, and improving the criminal-justice system. 
  3. Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell and wife Susan, gave $1 billion to their foundation to support economic mobility, health, and urban education. 
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