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Priscilla Chan
Things to know about top 50 donors for 2015, as listed by The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington released its annual list Sunday of the top 50 American donors to nonprofit organizations in 2014. Here are five things to know about their contributions: WIDER WALLETS Donations from the top 50 were up 27.5 percent over 2013, to $9.8 billion. Some donors told the Chronicle that the economic recovery prompted them to give more than what they might have five or six years ago, said Maria Di Mento, staff writer for the newspaper. "That group is feeling more confident in the economy," she said. GENEROUS GENERATION More technology entrepreneurs younger than 40 made the list. Three of them gave more than $500 million each: Jan Koum, the...

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