Jameis Donates $50,000 To Miles College

January 22nd, 2020

They’re buzzing in Alabama about generosity from America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

The Bucs’ 30-30 man donated $50,000 to Miles College, per a statement from the school. And the cash will be used for upgrades within the football program.

“I am so honored to support Miles College,” Winston said in the news release, via AL.com. “Although I did not attend Miles College, we’ve had a long-standing relationship that has allowed me to touch the lives of thousands of youth from Birmingham and around the country. Miles has always had a special place in my heart because my mom is an alumna of this prestigious HBCU.”

Good for Jameis. But Joe also is intrigued by the timing.

Joe is taking nothing away from Jameis’ generosity, but perhaps Jameis also is strategically and positively injecting himself into the news, possibly before he makes a visit to Super Bowl’s Radio Row next week to talk with various national media about his future.

72 Responses to “Jameis Donates $50,000 To Miles College”

  1. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Nobody wants to denigrate a charitable act. But you raise a great question.
    Why was this done in such a PUBLIC fashion?

    Meanwhile…I did some math using what JW has earned and figuring an “average” salary which is 57 K here in Florida..JW’s contribution translates to roughly $115!

  2. danr Says:

    the difference is you are comparing a yearly salary that one can expect to make for… 30 years?

    vs one you might make for 10-15.

    and his current salary will not be his ‘average’ divided by his working years. It will be higher than our average definitely.

    But not by as much as you suggest.

  3. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Pretty shocked that the donation was not intercepted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Good for Jameis!…it means something to he and his family and the small school can certainly use the money…I rag Jameis’s azz about his football, but I truly believe he has a heart of gold …

  5. Sleepy903 Says:

    stpetebucsfan – Make sure you account for the fact he’s taxed much higher and other adjustments like his agents cut. I remember reading somewhere where we read about these huge contracts but the player only really gets about 50% of their salary. I think it was based on write up they did on Steph Curry’s contract. He only took home around 45% – 50% of his salary.

    Plenty of people that make 57K don’t even give 115 dollars in a given year.

  6. danr Says:

    if 57k is the average over your working life 20-65 lets say 45 years.

    45x 57k is 2.5 million over a life time.

    How much will Jameis make over his life time? so far $46million or so, lets say he makes another 80million total. (assuming he plays well enough build on the next contract)

    so 126Million over a lifetime vs 2.5million over a lifetime, so 50.4x a normal person.

    so in terms of his lifetime pay- (i did not take into account nfl pension, oops oh well.)

    it is equivalent of the average joe making a $992 donation.

  7. Adrnagy Says:

    Good job.

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    He’s a great man with a big heart that’s made a few mistakes and a ton of picks.

  9. whats the bucs plan 2020 Says:

    El Buco Realisto Says:
    January 22nd, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Pretty shocked that the donation was not intercepted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  10. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Uh oh Jameis stepped on stpetes lawn again.

  11. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Good for JW. Only haters will see this as anything but a good act.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let’s not nitpick…..America’s QB should be expected to make generous donations.

    As for the timing…..it would be interesting if he made the donation before 12/31….to take advantage of 2019 taxes……or perhaps Jameis takes the standard deduction like many of us (sarcasm)….

  13. Swampbuc Says:

    Nice. Very very nice.

  14. pick6 Says:

    it’s in the best interests of Miles College for this donation to be publicized in this way – don’t assume it was just a headline grab for JW’s benefit. This is literally the first time i have heard of the school, and their name will now trickle onto the screens of millions of NFL fans for the first time ever as all the sports websites & apps mainline press releases to their newsfeed during a time of year when 30 of the 32 teams are doing nothing but waiting for the new league year

    as for those trying to marginalize the donation because JW happens to be a millionaire….i’m sorry he didn’t give enough tens of thousands to impress you, but the money ought to make a difference to students at a school that doesn’t exactly have the Harvard Alumni Endowment to support its academic experience

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    St Pete whats your hangup? First off I went to the source Joe used and it’s from AL dot com. Guessing a local Alabama website. So they did a story on a celebrity donating money to a small college. How is that a publicity stunt? Please explain.

    Second I Don’t care which translation you use it’s 50K dude. That’s a lot of money last time I checked.

    Very unfair comment on your part.

  16. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ClodHopper Says:
    “He’s a great man with a big heart that’s made a few mistakes and a ton of picks.”


    Well said.

  17. D-Rome Says:

    Jay-Miss loves Jesus and stuff, right? Too bad he didn’t follow Matthew 6:3:

    But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

  18. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    SC Bucs Fan Says:
    “Good for JW. Only haters will see this as anything but a good act.”


    I am happy to see that actually some of JW’s detractors seem to recognize that he is definitely a caring individual with a good heart.

  19. 813bucboi Says:

    good for JW…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  20. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    As far as JOE asking “why now”……. to be fair, Jameis is doing this type of thing constantly. We just don’t talk about it a lot.

  21. Wesley Says:

    Dude is a good guy, in fact I really like him, but we need a new q.b..

  22. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Was at least 50% of the money intercepted?

  23. TexBuc Says:

    Winston donated to what he considers a worthy establishment, but some of his fans who dislike him have to look for another reason or downplay it.

  24. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Isn’t it the 40/30 club? I mean, he did throw 7 pick 6’s which do still count as tds.

  25. Pewter power Says:

    He has been a generous athlete so he will do good things for his community with a big contract. Just dont go do a bunch of stupid interviews during super bowl about how you balled out it just sounds ignorant coming from you not your teammates

  26. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I won’t debate those who feel I lowballed JW’s effort in comparison to the working man…different numbers and metrics but 1,000 works for me

    Do you guys think Donald Trump…not a political statement…toss in most movie stars…ALL the uber wealthy pay taxes at the same rate as we peasants.

    Uhhh then you have bad accountants and investment strategies.

    I’ve recently decided to volunteer in a YMCA reading program. Absolutely not bragging…it’s given ME far more than I give. Its the first time I’ve been in a public school classroom in 50 years. The two teachers are just amazing…the kids…first graders are exciting. The job is NOT easy yet incredibly important to our society and our future.

    And so we debate whether to pay JW 20 million or 30 million while teachers in a state that is in the BOTTOM TEN for teacher pay get 55,000. These people are LITERALLY working with the very future of our nation…not next years football record.

    I realize that’s not going to change…other than perhaps DeSantis getting us at least out of the bottom ten…but I just grow very weary of talk about the tax struggles of UBER WEALTHY people who earn their money playing a freaking game.


    I love ya dude and yeah 50,000 is a LOT of money for a school teacher. For a NFL QB it’s change..small change. For all I know JW gives away half his salary every year without any fanfare. I’m not trying to insult JW or any wealthy athlete, rock star, movie star who make obscene amounts of money relative to their ACTUAL contribution to society. I just find it incredibly hard to shed any crocodile tears for their tax “issues.” They have the BEST ACCOUNTANTS money can buy…no need to worry about their money!!

  27. DoooshLaRue Says:

    JayMiss, a black man, donates money to a predominantly black school.

    Great guy right?

    Wealthy white guy, donates money to a predominantly white school and is a racist.

    Why is that?

  28. Ocala Says:

    It is disappointing that JoeBucsfan and a number of commentators question another persons generosity towards others.

    Jamies was an outstanding student and he has put his time and money into helping children advance their education in the Tampa area and in Alabama.

  29. ClodHopper Says:


    Because white people are the devil!!

  30. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Dammmm…I am NOT a Winston fan. AT ALL. I want him gone!! Any of you that read my posts are well aware. But there is NOTHING wrong about him donating to that school…..

  31. Clean House Says:

    You people are sick

    His mom went to college there
    He seems to do camps or something there.

    That is all real time energy and money, toward a real program that he really cares about in his local area.

  32. BucEmUp Says:

    Who gives a crap? Maybe he didnt have the time to gonto the school and spend time during the season so he did it now? I dont think anyone at radio row is going to up their offering price based on this yaaaaawn.


  33. mark2001 Says:

    Take it for what it is…a good act to help a school football program in need. Jameis knows it won’t sway Arians or the Glazers one way or the other. I believe this is based on something Jameis cares about and wanted to do something about…

    And BTW.. these wealthy NFL players are in the community doing good things all the time. Occasionally we read about them, mostly we don’t. But thanks to you guys for giving back, one and all. These things do make a difference in the lives of people and in communities.

  34. Nick2 Says:

    Hard to downplay this. He did a great thing.

  35. fernando diaz Says:

    now we really running out of things to talk about

  36. westernbuc Says:

    Sleepy903 and danr

    If you make 57K a year, you’ll pay taxes on it, more than $115 for sure. People who don’t pay “any” taxes are either lying when they file or don’t make any money.

    And even if Jameis can only earn money for being a player over 10-15 years, maybe more if he stays healthy, that still “retires” him at 40 and allows to make a career change. Realistically, he could work for 30-plus more years in other fields.

    Second, I generally don’t like when people make donations public. I mean, I can understand if they do it to generate more donations or interest in a program. This situation seems pretty self-motivated to me. Like Kaepernick cutting a check when he was being criticized. The timing and public nature of it makes me uncomfortable.

    That being said, regardless of motivation, the money will do good.

    The only thing that would make sense is if the college lacks resources across the board so they don’t want to put a bunch of money into the football program while neglecting the other needs. They can always say “this was designated by the donor for football purposes.”

  37. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    LOL Alaskan. StPete wants to take the helm of the Jameis haters. Jameis donates $50K and he denigrates his charitable act. He does sound just like the grumpy old guy now.

  38. T REX Says:

    Nice job Jameis.

    Better than the previous headlines…

    Jameis donates 33 footballs to opposing teams.

  39. JimmyJack Says:

    No St Pete. 50k is a lot of money period. Money Don’t take on separate value based on whose hands it’s in.

    A billionaire can buy the exact same things with 50k that I can. Money Don’t become less valuable once you got more of it.

    Sounds to me that in your eyes he would of been better off donating nothing. Then there would be no story for you to complain about.

    I just think it’s unfair. The guy wanted to help the school. Gave them a whole bunch of money that will assuredly make a big difference and you say it’s not enough…….Do we Bucs fans gotta now nitpick finicial values of charity donations to defend our own players?

    The guy did something good that will help lots of people. What’s so hard about giving a hattip and moving on? Your take comes across as very low class to be honest.

  40. stpetebucsfan Says:


    You totally miss the point. It was a larger point about this daily grind of money.

    And NO money is NOT the same no matter what you earn. Give a school teacher or other working person another 50,000 and its HUGE! It can effect their life DRAMATICALLY. Where they live…size of the house…and even perhaps whether they can afford to send their kids to college.

    A guy who makes ten million barely notices…how many Lambos or Maseratis and Roll’s Corniches can you drive? How many palaces do you need.

    I say this as someone who lives in a nice neighborhood and am comfortable retired. I can tell you right now we’d love to have an injection of 50,000 in our lives..but we do not NEED it. It would go to travel..a new bed..give some away.

    I was raised very poor as was my entire extended family. Many worked their arses off and still do not have a lot. I had the luck of the Irish…I was blessed to be a National Merit Finalist. I did nothing to EARN that intelligence. I DID work hard to get to where I am but my cousins simply were not lucky enough or blessed enough to have the same intellect, drive…and should I add really great looks. LMAO

    I constantly talk to “working” people to keep in touch with my roots. I asked a young lady recently what 15/hr would mean to her. She said…wow…if my hubby a vet btw and I both made 15 and hour we could actually start saving for a house.

    Surely JJ you get that scrimping and saving just to get a house is TOTALLY different than some guy with 80 million…Rivers…worrying about anything. This means he and his nine kids get excellent healthcare…the best schools.

    I’m blessed so I do not envy the uber wealthy…but I never feel sorry for them…unless they have health issues or lose a loved one.

  41. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Just go away StPete. No defending your nonsense. Since your boy “blameless” will be here next year go find another team to root for.

  42. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Nobody said to feel sorry for him you freaking tool. He gave 50 large of his money to someone who can use it for a good cause. Go take a nap!

  43. Hamsadwitchtime Says:

    Jameis is nothing but genuine!

  44. Licht Headed Says:

    SP is obsessed and should retire from this site. Attacking/belittling a charitable gift is more than sick. Instead of volunteering for a reading program, how about getting professional help first so those kids won’t be exposed to such cynicism and selfishness?

  45. mark2001 Says:

    St. Pete and JJ…think you are kind of talking past one another. Yeah..it is a great thing…and yeah, it is a lot of money that will help that school greatly. But the fact is that money is a unique thing… One can make millions, find ways to spend more than millions, and end up in bankruptcy court again and again. Others can make a tenth of that, spend frugally, make borrowing a last resort, unless it is for something of lasting value, and end up living well their entire lives. 10% of the wealth of a millionaire is huge, but if lost, the remaining 90% can be more than we ever dreamed of earning or having. The loss of 10% to a person earning 20 g a year or owning next to nothing can be devastating. Certainly, 50 grand to someone making 20 mil is .25% of their income. For someone making 20 grand, that amount would be about $50, as a percentage of their income. And $50 is harder to pay when that 20 grand won’t hardly pay for lifes necessity and every dollar is critical. That is the math of it.

    That all being said, you are both right to a large degree. But let’s be thankful whenever a Football millionaire decides to give to the community. I’m not one to really judge the worthiness of that as to what should be given. They don’t have to…and though maybe not much of their resources from one perspective, if it is gratefully received and needed, all I would say is thanks…and God bless.,

  46. Mark Reese Says:

    Actually, by questioning the sincerity of it you ARE taking away from it.

  47. JimmyJack Says:

    StPete if you wanted to use the topic as a sounding board to the daily struggles of the working man then I wouldn’t have said a word.

    Your first post didn’t come across that way at all. You were belittling the contribution bud.

    Then on you’re above post you clearly illistrated how 50k could have a major impact for people less fortunate.

    Look if you wanna talk monetary struggles of middle/lower class America go for it. Though you might be in the wrong place.

    If you wanna criticize our QB you are in the right place. Just make it fair or you’ll get pushback.

    You picked a bad fight. The guy went out and did something good for those less fortunate. Finding fault in that is extremely petty……….Now repent for your sins and your pennance is double time at the YMCA for the remainder of this week.

  48. mark2001 Says:

    Mark… the article brought it up in the last paragraph. So who started the question regarding the sincerity of it? But like I said, it won’t influence Arians or the Glazers, so does it really matter his reason? Will more fans buy tickets one way or another? I doubt it. Is it greatly needed by the school? Heck yes. Would they send it back if they questioned the sincerity of it? Heck no. So again, all I can say is, God Bless.

  49. JimmyJack Says:

    mark2001 agree and good post.

  50. mark2001 Says:

    And BTW..thanks to all the posters and fans that give to charity, help kids, give blood, help the homeless or hungry, or whatever they do for humanity. Seems the world is getting more self centered…or maybe it has never been otherwise. But I for one appreciate all the unsung heroes, as well as those doing their good in the light of the media. It all makes the world a little better place… and we can use all the “better placing” we can get.

  51. mark2001 Says:

    Actually Jimmy and St. Pete, I appreciate both you posters. Good reading.

  52. OneBuc55 Says:

    Wow! The ignorance of some of the posters is unreal…
    This has to be the worst fan base in the NFL bare none…
    We may as well let Jameis walk; the revolving door of over the hill journeyman QB worked much better for us…smh

  53. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Thanks Mark and JJ. I’m sure Mark was correct and we were talking past each other.

    Not to dump on Joe but here is how this all got started…

    “Joe is taking nothing away from Jameis’ generosity, but perhaps Jameis also is strategically and positively injecting himself into the news, possibly before he makes a visit to Super Bowl’s Radio Row next week to talk with various national media about his future.”

    That started this thread to which I replied…

    Nobody WANTS TO DENIGRATE A CHARITABLE ACT. But you raise a great question. Why was this done in such a PUBLIC fashion?

    So to merely question the timing or motivation is evil?


    Now that Ineffable has exposed me…lmao..I won’t respond and tell YOU to find a new team because I do not worship St. Jameis, I do respect what I’ve seen him do with little kids…they are the future and I think JW gets this. Props to him that impresses me. Again a 50,000 donation is nice but it’s dwarfed for example by the work he does with the kids in the neighborhood.

    One thing is certain though TDTB…post all the insults you wish it won’t effect me…and until Joe tells me to leave or you buy JBF from him I think your post is arrogant if nothing else.

    Do you guys know what the movie term fluff means. If BA decides to re sign JW
    I’m on board for two reasons…I’m a Bucs fan and I do respect BA’s judgement far more than my own….OR any poster here. But unlike some here I shall never fluff JW!!!

  54. Dr J Says:

    Tax benefits… y’all realize this right?

  55. 1sparkybuc Says:

    It’s hardly his first act of charity, and not in an area that would make headlines nationwide. Jameis has been generous with his time and his money in Alabama, Florida, and I believe Texas as well. He’s a good guy.

  56. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yeah StPete you are above insults right? “Blameless!” You are the ignorant one on this thread. You are a petty man!

  57. stpetebucsfan Says:

    blame·less adjective innocent of wrongdoing.

    That is an insult? Really?

    It’s only an insult when its used in conjunction with Famous Jameis!! If it wasn’t true nobody would be upset. It’s good to be blameless. But the “excuses” started way back in Tallahassee and have never stopped. Off field behavior as a NOLE and a Buc was overlooked…and on the field…all the turnovers…the fault of a bad line..no running game…bad defense..JW supporters always come up with something.

    In fact call me blameless. Seriously think about what you are posting.

    To turn that into a proper insult you probably have to use something from my childhood which is probably just slang…”Alibi Ike”. Growing up this was used to describe somebody who ALWAYS had an excuse. It was definitely meant to be an insult.

    Sadly you guys who support JW do not even realize how much you are harming him with these constant excuses and lack of accountability. It’s just human nature to be aggravated by somebody who always gets away with crap. It’s exacerbated if that person is a wealthy, supremely talented, athlete who can do no wrong and doesn’t know when to shut his yap.

    From FHITP to I be ballin’ JW simply hasn’t figured it out five years later.

    Mix JW’s behavior on and off the field with the constant whining and excuse making here and it turns people off. Apparently about 50%

    I view adding ignorant to clueless and a new one…petty..as a compliment coming from a JW lover.

    Just to be clear. I have NEVER met JW…never even been in the same room with him. I do not know him. Human beings are complex..rarely all bad..except in my case LMAO…and rarely all good. IF JW leaves and does not play for a division rival I will root for him. Seems like a nice enough if entitled dare I say “clueless” guy? And of course if he stays and remains a Buc I’ll root for him.

  58. WestChap Says:

    In this instance we should all agree he truly is Blameless. Good for him.

  59. D1 Says:


    I have no idea if the following will alter your thinking about JW’s donation.
    But his $50,000 donation , if you consider after tax income, cost appx. $100,000.

    If you believe Winston’s high income allows him to employ advanced tax strategies that reduces his annual federal income tax to a minimum level. (Purely speculative on my part, but it is based on your own posts. ) That would be incorrect. NFL players are employees and their tax status is the same as any other individuals who are employees of a business.

    Winston has made mistakes as you well know. His character is questionable as a result of his own behavior. But if there’s one thing that should be beyond reproach, even among the most ardent anti winston crowd, is Jameis Winston‘s charitable contributions. He’s proven to be a generous individual as Hes given financially and has devoted countless hours of his time to various local charities and causes.

    I’m suggesting that fans take a look in the mirror before they question Winston’s authenticity and actions in regards to this subject. If half of the teams season ticket holders were as charitable as Winston, Tampa Bay would be a better place to reside.

  60. DB55 Says:


    What if JayMiss WinsNot set up a fake charity for veterans, siphoned the proceeds to his Dream Forever Foundation and then paid the money back after he got caught? What would you take away from that sort of timing? Would that intrigue you? Asking for a friend.

    Maybe you should ask the kids and teachers at twin lakes elementary or Alexander elementary about Winston’s generosity.

    In fact, all these guys devote time and resources into a plethora of good causes, charities and foundations. Maybe we should be encouraging everyone to give more of their time and/or resources rather than spiting a man who wants to bless others is some small way.

    Maybe post a link to one of the many organizations the team and players are involved with, I’m sure everyone can learn something, at the very least.

  61. stpetebucsfan Says:


    You win except for one thing that I must nitpick.

    “But his $50,000 donation , if you consider after tax income, cost appx. $100,000.”

    Actually it’s just the opposite. That 50,000 is tax deductible and will reduce his tax liabilities.

    But we’ve both beaten this to death. To finish up…again my point was not directed at JW but the entire concept of discussing $$$ that have risen to absurd levels…they no longer matter.

    I ABSOLUTELY respect JW’s work with kids. He get’s it. They are our future and from all appearances JW works well with them and enjoys it. That’s all good and he deserves major props for that. Stroking a check is just not the same.

    I’ve always admired DB55 for his class and character. He not only stroked checks for the “Brooks Bunch” he took them on international adventures. Can you begin to imagine what that meant to kids…how it broadened their horizons and showed them a world of possibilities.

    OK I’m the old dude here…cranky petty old dude for JW supporters..I get that.
    But the future is no longer mine. It’s belongs to those who are following me.
    See a six year old at school in the classroom and it’s been a reverse of the Brooks Bunch kids for me. I now see a world of possibilities in these kids eyes.

  62. mark2001 Says:

    DI…if you want to be more accurate, you would say that Jameis is in the marginal 32% tax bracket under the Trump tax cuts…no one pays like they did pre-Reagan tax cuts. The marginal taxes on the wealthy haven’t been this low in almost a century… so even if it were not tax deductible, that would mean about 75 grand earnings, not 100. But it is likely tax deductible, thereby offsetting the tax on that portion of income, and therefore cost him $50 g. Not diminishing anything he did, but if we want to throw around numbers, better to be accurate.

  63. mark2001 Says:

    Excuse me DI…37%. Better I be accurate.

  64. mark2001 Says:

    No one pays 50%. But as it is tax deductible, the earnings would likely be 50g. You have to go back to 1987 for marginal tax rates of 50% or more.

  65. mark2001 Says:

    DI… you have to go back to 1931 to see marginal tax rates lower than they are now. Haven’t you heard…it is a beautiful time to be wealthy. Isn’t everyone getting rich now?

  66. mark2001 Says:

    And just think how rich we could all be if we just got rid of those darned and hugely expensive programs: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

  67. Buc50 Says:

    Guys making $15/hr holding Stop and Slow signs criticizing Jameis for his donations…makes me laugh

  68. mark2001 Says:

    Just because most not rich weren’t born into the right family, or didn’t have a gift/talent, physically and/ or mentally and couldn’t use them to develop some remarkable money making skill is on them. We didn’t cause it…right? SMH.

  69. jjbucfan Says:

    Dude gave 50K to a college to help upgrade football facilities and in typical fashion- that isn’t enough!!! He is cheap!! Gee thanks for $115. WTF is wrong with you people. This is why, no matter how long your posts are about JW- they mean nothing. You have no credibility (anymore). It is amazing how polarizing JW can be. I hope he is a lifelong Buc just to F with you people. Please go root for another team, there is too much negativity in this world, we don’t need it here for the next 3-5 years😜.JMHO

  70. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    It’s funny some people always write humongous novels using 500 words to say what can be said in 250. Jameis had done this kind of thing since he came into the league. You belittle his giving because your personal feelings of what he does on his own time or before coming here. He wasn’t convicted of the assault because no crime was committed in a consensual act. Everyone knew he was going to be a top pick so she gave him some for the future money. It’s obvious she saw him as a meal ticket. He did something good for a school and got blasted because something he said. You people are ridiculous. Since you have nothing good to say you should just should remain silent.

  71. KingCrabbLeggs Says:

    How many negative response have been posted here?

  72. D1 Says:


    You’re right. I wasn’t attempting to be accurate as possible. I thought about it then decided to go with a commonly used estimate. My reason was simple , most people understand the 50% rule and I didnt want to distract from the overall point of the post by explaining current tax rates. That failed.

    St Pete,

    After tax income . Tax deductible charitable contributions for a given year are not unlimited. The deduction is dollar for dollar but it’s capped and any contributions in excess is carried forward into the future. I was lax in the numbers but correct on the point that it takes more than 50k to make a 50k donation.

    Truthfully, this is way off point and I believe you will agree.