Baby Boomers will donate an average of $6,000 this year, 20% more than the $5,000 people of all ages have pledged, a survey by the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund found.

Collectively, the nation’s 77 million Baby Boomers will donate $100 billion, a 25% increase from the $79 billion in 2005.

“With one of the biggest giving months still to come, our research shows that 2006 is already on track to be a great year for charitable giving, and this information aligns with the giving activity we are seeing at the Gift Fund,” said David L. Giunta, president of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.

The findings were based on a poll of 1,015 people in the last week of September by Opinion Research Corp.

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