Top Fund Raisers in 'Philanthropy 400' Saw Steep Drop in Donations Last Year

October 18, 2010

Private giving to the nation's biggest charities, including more than 100 colleges, dropped 11 percent last year, according to a survey released on Monday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The decline was the worst in the two decades since The Chronicle started its Philanthropy 400 ranking of the organizations that raise the most from private sources.