Local groups receive $60 million more in 2005 than year before
By TOM HELD
Posted: Nov. 15, 2006
Local charities appear to have rebounded from the slump that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and subsequent economic downturn, reporting a $60 million surge in giving - the largest one-year increase ever measured by an annual analysis of area philanthropy.
The 64 bellwether organizations in the Milwaukee area raised $265.5 million in 2005, according to the Report Card on Charitable Giving prepared by the Public Policy Forum. Contributions had dropped from $223.2 million in 2001 to $205 million in 2004, the report states."