Category: Philanthropy

Barack & Michelle Teach Us About Personal Giving

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama donated $64,000+ to charity in 2015, about 15% of their income, according to their recent tax return. The couple supported many wonderful nonprofits including Sidwell Friends School ($5,000), where their children attend, Fisher House, which provides homes for veterans ($9,066), the Beau Biden Foundation $5,000, American Red Cross $2,000, CARE $2,000, International Rescue Committee $2,000, Sandy Hook Promise Foundation $2,000, AIDS United $1,500, Calvary Women’s Services $1,500, Central Illinois Food Bank $1,500, Christopher House $1,500, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy $1,500, Habitat for Humanity $1,500, Illinois Head Start Association $1,500, Illinois

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