EHL Consulting Founder Featured On WHYY’s NewsWorks Program

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Robert I. Evans interviewed on WHYY about Philadelphians’ mediocre philanthropy

Robert I Evans - EHL Consulting Group

Robert I Evans - EHL Consulting Group

People who are steeped in faith, regardless of their religion, are the most generous people in America.

Robert I. Evans, Founder and Managing Director of the Philadelphia fundraising firm EHL Consulting Group, was interviewed by WHYY’s Zach Seward regarding a recently-released study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which examines charitable giving across the country.

"Philadelphians are not as generous as we like to say we are," noted Mr. Evans, who was featured on NewsWorks, WHYY’s local news program.

Notably, the Chronicle’s study revealed that residents within areas of strong religious affiliation – Utah and the Bible Belt specifically – donated the highest percentage of income to charity.

"People who are steeped in faith, regardless of their religion, are the most generous people in America," Mr. Evans said.

Today’s radio broadcast was produced in partnership with the Philadelphia-based website, which also featured Mr. Evans’ commentary on charitable giving in Philadelphia.

Mr. Evans concluded that the nonprofit sector in greater Philadelphia is much more important to the economy now than it has ever been in the past, but that there is “plenty of room for more giving.”

About EHL Consulting Group
Non profit fundraising consultants EHL Consulting Group is located in suburban Philadelphia, and is one of only 38 fundraising management firms that belong to the Giving Institute. Founded in 1991 by Robert I. Evans, the Philadelphia fundraising firm guides nonprofit organizations across the United States and around the world in understanding and implementing the most effective ways to raise money and sustain support. For more information, visit

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