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The 2018 Philanthropy 50

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The Chronicle’s 18th annual ranking of America’s biggest donors features veteran philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates but also several people making their debut on the list, including grocery mogul Charles Butt, mapping-technology entrepreneurs Jack and Laura Dangermond, and art collector Agnes Gund. Philanthropy 50 donors gave away $14.7 billion in 2017.