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December 30, 2016
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Megagifts Rise in 2016, With 12 Topping $100 Million

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(From left) Sheryl Sandberg, Phil Knight, and Nicolas Berggruen were among 2016's nine-figure donors.

Wealthy donors doubled up on gifts of more than $100 million to American nonprofits this year, according to a Chronicle analysis. Last year only six donations topped that figure, compared with 12 in 2016. There were also six gifts of exactly $100...

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