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Charities struggle to boost a culture of philanthropy in the Valley.

By Guy Keeler / The Fresno Bee
(Updated Sunday, June 26, 2005, 6:11 AM)

Money may appear to grow on trees in the fertile central San Joaquin Valley. But the world's richest agricultural region is reaping a meager harvest when it comes to philanthropy.

'Per capita charitable giving is $450 in San Francisco and $45 in Los Angeles' per year, says Kurt Madden, chief executive officer of One by One Leadership of Fresno, a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing community transformation by getting area citizens involved in urban leadership. 'In Fresno, it's und"

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