22 major donors share their giving motives and values | UK Fundraising: 22 major donors share their giving motives and values
Published on 4 June 2013, by howardlake
The Institute for Philanthropy has published details of the values and beliefs which motivate 22 major donors to give to charity.
The paper, "After The Giving Pledge: Giving Behaviour of 22 Wealthy Donors", was written in the year that the Giving Pledge, founded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010, was extended to wealthy donors outside the US. Eight signatories from non-US countries have brought the total number of those who have taken the Pledge to 105.
The donors interviewed by the Institute for Philanthropy come from the UK, the US, Brazil, Canada, Lebanon and Mexico. Their foundations have an average endowment of $79 million and they give away each year an average of $2.1m.