Corporate Contributions in 2004
Sophia A. Muirhead
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Total (United States and international) contributions in 2004 continued to increase among respondents to The Conference Board’s annual survey of corporate giving. Total U.S. and international giving from 189 of the largest U.S. corporations reached $7.87 billion in 2004. While the pharmaceutical industry donated the largest share of U.S. contributions, other top-donor industries included computers and technology; telecommunications; and banks. Support for health and human services maintained its position as a top priority in corporate contributions by garnering approximately 54 percent of the contributions budget.