December 08, 2005

Finally, something for the smart set...

Via the Birmingham Business Journal, Public TV documentary to highlight Alabamians' generosity

Tiffany Ray

In 2003, Alabamians donated nearly $2.2 billion to charity, Internal Revenue Service deductions show. That outpouring makes Alabama the sixth most generous state in the nation, according to recent results of the Catalogue for Philanthropy's 2005 Generosity Index, a ranking that measures the difference between each state's adjusted gross income and its contributions to charity. [...]

As is the usual case, BBJ is still coming to grips with the idea of providing links to other information, so here's your website for the Catalogue for Philanthropy's 2005 Generosity Index.

Alabama's behind only Mississippi, Arkansas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee in overall ranking, which is pretty nice no matter how you look at it.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 02:39 PM

Not to turn this political or anything, but those are all red states. So the liberals, reportedly the "nice" end of the political spectrum, have lots but don't give much.

More proof that some folks are all talk and no donations.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 8, 2005 03:34 PM

Well, I'm just glad someone's giving. TaxProf Blog has a roundup of stories about the phenomenon.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 03:44 PM

This is one of the few lists that Mississippi has a GOOD ranking on.

Posted by: Kathy at December 8, 2005 04:17 PM