Peter Dobrin is listed at the Philadelphia Inquirer’s classical music critic, but in truth, he carries a much larger portfolio. Dobrin has written a series of incisive articles examining philanthropy in the Philadelphia area, with a particular focus on giving to the arts world. In this recent article, timed to the release of Giving USA 2015, Dobrin departed from the arts sector to focus on disappointing trends in corporate philanthropy.

“For publicly traded companies, I think there is shareholder pressure to the bottom line, and management has been forced to respond and are cutting back in terms of charitable-giving activity,” Evans told Dobrin. “Number two is that America’s corporations from the biggest down are reallocating funds, and some of the support that corporate entities are giving is being reflected in marketing and PR, where they sponsor events or do some other things that don’t come out of the charitable pie.”