It's too soon to say what will happen with philanthropy in 2020, but looking at 2019 may offer some clues.
Far fewer Americans include plans for bequests to nonprofits in their wills than give to charity on a regular basis. The pandemic could be a good reason to change that.
Not only do we not tax inheritances, we actually subsidise them, making the already well off even better off.
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.