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Charitable giving lags in China

But the practice and infrastructure to support philanthropy are just emerging and, by many estimates, donations in China lag significantly behind the United States and other major countries, The Washington Post reported Sept. 17 (see China philanthropy story).

Small-business owners find ways to give

While more than half of small-business owners say the economic downturn has affected their charitable giving, many of them are finding innovative ways to support causes they care about, The New York Times reported Sept. 15 (see business giving story).

Ohio State has ambitious fundraising plans

Ohio State University, after raising a record $2.5 billion in its first major fundraising campaign since 2002, wants to double its number of annual donors to 240,000, and by 2020 climb from its 11th-place ranking to the top ranking in total private financial support among U.S. colleges and universities, The Columbus Dispatch reported Sept. 17 (see university fundraising story).

Small school gets big gift

Davis and Elkins College will get a $10 million gift, the biggest in its 106-year history, The Charleston Daily Mail reported Sept. 16 (see college gift story).

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