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November 29, 2016
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The 5% Solution

Charities in shrinking communities are working to get in on the wealth transfer to younger generations.

Stephen S. Reardon, for The Chronicle

PASS IT ON: Peter Dunn, president of the Central New York Community Foundation in Syracuse, says the organization 
has quickly doubled the number of donors making bequests.

In the days of America’s great postwar prosperity, the people of Syracuse, N.Y., built air conditioners, traffic signals, television sets, typewriters, and automobiles. At its mid-20th-century peak, the city’s population swelled to more than...

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