Researcher and Managing Editor, Giving USA, IUPUI
Anna Pruitt is the Managing Editor of Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the longest-running annual report on charitable giving in the United States. Giving USA provides numeric estimates and analysis of the major trends in philanthropy from the previous year. Anna also works on The Philanthropy Outlook, a report that projects charitable giving for two years and explains how economic variables impact those projections. Thanks to her work on these reports, Anna has a special perspective on the most pressing topics for donors, fundraisers, and nonprofit leaders right now, as well as the concerns on the horizon. Anna joined the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in March 2017 after serving as an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Anna earned a Ph.D. in English from University of California, Davis, and has dedicated her career to translating complex research into insights that practitioners can put into action.
As one of the lead researchers of the Giving USA report, I study how U.S. philanthropy changes each year in response to the economy and other factors. Americans gave US$450 billion to charity in 2019, about $1 billion...