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Old 17 March 2010, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by AnglRdr View Post
It's a gift to be used by the recipient in any way they see fit.
Is it? If the donor specifies a certain venue for the money, and the recipient acknowledges that it will be used specifically for that, is it ethical for the recipient to use it for just anything?

A charitable donation to an organization isn't quite the same thing as a gift, like a birthday gift, or a wedding gift. When my father's life insurance came through, my mother gave me a couple thousand dollars specifically to pay off my car. It was a gift, but it was for something specific, and she would have been within her rights to get mad if I used it to throw a huge party instead.
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