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The Boston Fundation Report - Impact of Great Recession will be felt for decades, but prospects strong for philanthropy

The Great Recession of 2007-2011 will resonate through the philanthropic sector over the next half-century, according to a new report commissioned by the Boston Foundation, but even so, Greater Boston households and estates could give $600 billion to well over $1 trillion to charities between now and 2061. More.

Planned Giving Research Report - Capacity for Care: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow

Legacy Leaders and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Research Fund are delighted to have sponsored the Cneer on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College's planned giving research report, Capcity for Care: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow. more

Billions of Dollars Available to do Good in North Dakota  (from the Impact Foundation)

November 2011-According to a study unveiled on November 7, 2011, by Impact and Dakota Medical Foundaitons, North Dakota households will transfer hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 50 years.  The report "Endless Possibilities on the Prairie: Unleashing North Dakota's Potential" is authored by John Havens and Paul Schervish from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philathropy... more

WP Announces 2009 Household Charitable Giving Down Five Percent from 2008

May 2010 - Individual charitable giving in 2009 amounted to $217.3 billion, a decline of $11.2 billion or 4.9% from the estimated $228.5 billion total in 2008 ...more


CWP Unveils New Model for Analyzing Charitable Giving by Quarter

February 2010 -- Researchers at Boston College's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy have developed the first model designed to estimate future charitable giving by households on a quarterly basis and have put it to a successful test run ...more

National Survey to Focus on Joys and Dilemmas of Ultra Wealthy

October 2007 - Wachovia published press release regarding Center on Wealth and Philanthropy's Joys and Dilemmas Research. 

Schervish to Speak at National Conference

October 2004 -- Paul Schervish is to speak at a national seminar on philanthropy, co-sponsored by Indiana University and Smith Barney ...more


Schervish named to Power and Influence Top 50

September 2004 -- CWP researcher among the top 50 movers and shakers in the nonprofit world ...more


Good Tidings for a New Year: The $41 Trillion Estimate of Wealth Transfer Is Still Valid

January 2003 -- The markets may be down, but the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history is still coming to town. We released our report "Millionaires and the Millennium" in October 1999, documenting an intergenerational wealth tranfer of at least $41 trillion over the next five decades, of which at least $6 trillion would go to charity. Three years and much market turbulence later, we are confident in saying that the $41 trillion figure is still a reasonable lower estimate and does not need to be revised downwards ...more


Boston Sunday Globe's Big Idea page focuses on CWP's research on wealth transfer

March 2002 -- Paul Schervish discusses the new philanthropists and the implications of the projected $41 trillion wealth transfer for philanthropy; while donor Thomas B. Murphy writes about how he has used his wealth, including to fund CWP research, and his son, Robert L. Murphy gives his perspective on inherited wealth and values ...more


PBS Documentary Special

July 2001 -- CWP research is featured in a Think Tank special on philanthropy ...more


2001 High-Tech Study

May 2001 -- CWP discovers through interviews with high-tech donors that they are committed to philanthropy ...more


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