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Economics | Higher Education


Parker Wheatley and Robert Hesse


Based on the data gained from stages 1 and 2, we have concluded that the number of donors of CSB+SJU has declined over time after its peak in 2007, unlike the amount of donations that has been changing a lot but has a positive growing trend in general. We also discovered a significant growth in giving among the top 50% of donors after the year 2008, while the other 2 groups stayed relatively the same with a small positive trend. Additionally, we found a strong correlation between the macroeconomic factors and the patterns the real donations represent. Finally, our linear regression suggests several factors as important predictors of donation patterns. While the model needs further development and extension, it provides preliminary insights into possible factors to predict and model donation forecasts.