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  •  No data, but strong suggestion (2+ / 0-)
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    aitchdee, Ahianne

    Most, if not all, their giving is through the foundation. See my comment elsewhere for links:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 02:00:11 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know of any reliable way to research where (0+ / 0-)

      all of a wealthy person's charitable contributions go, especially without their cooperation.

      Of the hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations in the world, how can one know that all contributions were accounted for?

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 02:44:44 PM PDT

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      •  Obviously you can't know every gift made (3+ / 0-)
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        But don't you think they'd be talking it up - or somebody would be patting them on the back - if there was very much giving going on outside what is known as the foundation's work?  I promise you, working in non-profit, there are very, very few who are so modest and humble as to make a major gift and insist it be kept anonymous and confidential.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 03:05:48 PM PDT

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        •  Giving without public announcements is quite (1+ / 0-)
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          common among the very wealthy, as it encourages unwanted requests from many groups.

          For example only recently Warren Buffets donations to Planned Parenthood of over $1.2 Billion over many years have become public.  See  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...

          The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

          by nextstep on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 05:20:44 PM PDT

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