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10 biggest single charity donations in 2014 totaled $3.3 billion
10 biggest single charity donations in 2014 totaled $3.3 billion

The mega-rich donated heavily in 2014, with the 10 largest single donations totaling $3.3 billion. The top donation of the year was a $1-billion bequest from the late Ralph Wilson Jr., a Detroit businessman who owned the Buffalo Bills football team, to his own charitable foundation. No. 2 came from businessman Ted Stanley, who gave $650 million to the Broad Institute for research on the genetics of psychiatric disorders. It was one of the biggest donations ever to mental health research. The top 10 list, released annually by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, ranks publicly announced single charitable gifts by size as opposed to the most generous donors overall. The donations are from...

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