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Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More

Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. You can sort by cause and by donation size to learn about contributions nonprofits or donors have announced publicly.

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To get a better picture of giving by the wealthy, see our Philanthropy 50 rankings, which are based on the total amount Americans donate to charitable causes in a single year. The Philanthropy 50 is the most complete ranking of giving by the superrich because it includes donations that people have not previously disclosed to the public.

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2017Catherine HinterbuchnerNew YorkEducation, Health careNew York Medical College (Valhalla)New YorkHealthBequest$3-million bequest from Catherine Hinterbuchner to endow the chair of rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Hinterbuchner, a doctor who served as chair of the medical college's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine until 2004, died in 2015 at the age of 88.$3,000,000
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