TULSA, Oklahoma - Readers of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a national publication that covers the nonprofit world, recently voted Tulsa as the "best city for philanthropy." 

The Chronicle cited many reasons Tulsa is deserving of such praise, including our various philanthropists. They said people like George Kaiser and Lynn Schusterman set the pace for giving in Tulsa. 

The article said residents gave away nearly $867 million in itemized donations in 2016, or 5.3 percent of the average income, according to federal tax data. They said that’s the 50th highest total of the country’s nearly 400 metro areas, according to an analysis done by the Chronicle. 

Other cities that were highly rated in the online vote included Kansas City, Dallas, and St. Louis.