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Bloomberg.com: U.S.: "New York, where Wall Street's profits are fueling wealth beyond the ranks of brokers and traders, is seeing a new wave of patrons eager to join the likes of the Carnegies and Rockefellers. They're writing checks -- and attaching their names to everything from preschools to park benches. Just this week, Columbia University and New York University each announced $200 million gifts.
``The economy is strong enough that people are giving in a large way,'' says Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy newspaper."