- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A philanthropic group says there has been a $10 million drop in charitable giving in West Virginia over the period of a year.

The report released Tuesday by the Philanthropy West Virginia reveals there was a 2.2 percent decline in charitable giving between 2012 and 2013 while the national average for the same time period increased by 5.4 percent.

The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1PeCBql ) reports the data examined federal tax return numbers from 2013, the most recent year available.

Paul D. Daugherty, president and chief executive officer of the group, says the decline was due to the state’s slower recovery from the 2008 recession.

Philanthropy West Virginia describes itself as a statewide leadership organization for private, family, corporate and community foundations.

___

Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide