Fidelity Charitable raised $4.6 billion last year, a 20 percent increase, making it the largest charity in the country for the first time in its 25-year history. Founded by Fidelity Investments in 1991, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund has 280 employees in Boston, North Carolina, and Texas. The charity has set a goal to raise $25 billion in its first 25 years and as of September 30, 2016, it has raised more than $24 billion.
“I think it’s just the elegance of the process,” said Pamela Norley, President of the charity fund. “Our mission is democratizing philanthropy. . . I think it’s just a continued, relentless mission.”