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November 17, 2013

Endowments Are Starting to Surpass Pre-Recession Levels

Nonprofits that fared the best in 2012 used creative techniques to add capital to their long-term funds

Chris Takagi

This tapestry honors donors who support Rose Community Foundation’s endowment.

The sale of a 93,000-acre elk ranch brought in $30-million for one nonprofit endowment. Royalties from a blockbuster multiple-sclerosis drug generated $27-million for another.

A six-state residential real-estate portfolio produced $15-million for a…

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