Andrew Theen has the story in the Oregonian, here:
Phil and Penny Knight, arguably Oregon’s most prominent couple, were recognized earlier this month as the leading philanthropists in the nation.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy listed the Nike co-founder and his wife as the top donors in its annual ranking of the 50 most charitable Americans. It marked the first time the Knights topped the list in the 17 years the news organization has been compiling the rankings. They have appeared on the list five other times.
Collectively, the top 50 donors gave $5.6 billion in 2016, with close to half of that figure going to academic causes. …