Small Increase in Gifts to Education in 2011
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- Giving to colleges grew 8.2 percent in 2011
Charitable giving to education at all levels hit $38.87 billion 2011, a 4 percent increase, according to the annual "Giving USA" study, released today. Adjusted for inflation, the increase is just under 1 percent, reflecting the slow recovery in giving following the economic downturn of 2008.