Wealthiest Oklahoma Residents Are Among The Nation's Most Generous

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 5:41 pm
By: News On 6

BOSTON (AP) An annual study on charitable giving shows wealthy Oklahomans rank second among the 50 states in the amount residents give to charity.

Wyoming's wealthiest residents gave the most money to charity in 2005, while the richest people in Rhode Island gave the least.

The 11th annual study by the Catalogue of Philanthropy for the first time this year measures only the philanthropic generosity of those with incomes above $200,000.

People in Wyoming with an income of more than $200,000 who itemized charitable contributions on their tax returns gave an average of nearly $95,000 to philanthropic organizations in 2005.

The rest of the top five charitable states were Oklahoma, South Dakota, Arkansas and Utah.