In 2017, our donors contributed a record amount to donor-advised funds and other giving vehicles. Their generous contributions totaled more than $1.8 billion, a 69 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. Cash and securities remain the most common forms of contributed assets. Illiquid or unique assets, such as non-public securities, real estate, personal tangible property, and cryptocurrency, represent a smaller but growing portion of contributions to NPT.
We received our single largest gift to a donor-advised fund in Fiscal Year 2017.