Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Who Gives Internationally?

International giving is on the rise.  In the United States, we’re seeing double-digit annual growth.  A study called Preferences for International Redistribution by Osili and Cagla Okten explored the characteristics of international donors.

They discovered that people with higher incomes and with higher levels of education were more likely to give internationally, as were foreign-born households.  They also found out that age, gender, employment, marital status and religion had no significant impact in whether people gave internationally.

Another key contributor to giving internationally: living in a diverse community.

Thank you to all who give!  Let’s celebrate our diversity, and our giving.


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