Captain Nick Would Like These Giving StatisticsAugust 09, 2017
Captain Nick, a marine surveyor, served on the boards of area animal shelters and owned the Canine Country Club in Virginia Beach. After he died in 1997 at age 93, his bequest created a field-of-interest fund at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for the humane care and treatment of animals. Since 2000, the Alfred L. Nicholson Fund has provided more than $3.8 million in grants to the Norfolk SPCA, Virginia Beach SPCA and Chesapeake Humane Society.
The annual philanthropy study reports a total of $390 billion donated in 2016 -- up 2.7% from 2015. Click here to see a summary of the report. The largest share donated -- nearly $282 billion -- came from individuals like Captain Nick who had a passion for something he cared deeply about in many ways.
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