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Byline: Julie Hyman
Dec. 8--Individuals in the Washington area give a higher percentage of their income to charity than the national average, according to a study by a local foundation.
The study, the first in recent years to focus on giving in the metropolitan region, found that individuals here gave 3.9 percent of their income to charity, compared with 2.7 percent nationally.
Local charity and foundation executives said area donors are basking in the good economy -- and want to share their bounty with the less fortunate.
"The economy is very strong in this region, we know there is a lot of wealth being created here," said Julie Rogers, president of the Meyer Foundation, which gives almost $6 million to charity each year.
The Washington …