ERIC Number: ED284507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Donors to Higher Education. A Statistical Profile of Individual Giving.
Patterns of individual giving to higher education in 1984 are reported, along with the characteristics of donors. The study sample consisted of 66 private and 33 public colleges and universities. Information is presented on: the size of the gift; the income level of donors, by household adjusted gross income; level of giving of donors by whether or not they itemized their deductions in 1984; and giving by age group of donors. Findings include: individual gifts of $5,000 or more made up about one-fifth of all gifts, but accounted for 94.8% of individuals' total support of colleges and universities; donors of large gifts to the colleges and universities focused their giving on single institutions, while donors to the participating independent colleges tended to make gifts to more than one institution; higher education is a high priority for donors of gifts of $5,000 or more; individuals with household adjusted gross incomes of $200,000 or more accounted for only 10.4% of the donors, but their contributions accounted for 61.9% of the total amount given to the colleges and universities. A technical appendix on the research, the study questionnaire, and a list of participating institutions are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Donors, Family Income, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Private Financial Support, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, School Surveys
National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 122 C Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.