The White House charity director and his wife have given about 10 percent of their after-tax income to charity, the Associated Press reported March. 2.
John DiIulio, who heads the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives that aims to boost the delivery of social services by religious groups, said he and his wife, Rosalee, plan to boost their giving to 25 percent of their income.
Their giving during the period totaled $125,000.
Among the 70 percent of American households who contributed to charity in 1998, the average household gave 2.1 percent of their incomes, or about $1,075 a year per household, according to Independent Sector, a membership and advocacy group.
DiIulio is a university professor and writer.
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