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Monday, January 31, 2011

Some Milestones In Philantropy

  • Do you know what was the first year that charities were required by law to provide copies of their 3 most recently filed Forms 990 to anyone making a request in person or in writing?
  • What institution conducted the first fundraising drive in America in 1643?
  • When were taxpayers first allowed to deduct their charitable donations?
  • When were nonitemizers no longer allowed to claim a charitable deduction on their tax returns?
  • How much money did Americans donate in 2004 to help the victims of the tsunami in South Asia?

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