Nice find Liberta! †That merit would seem to suggest that it is attainable by pure RNG. †
I would assume this merit would be just as hard to get as the "Stock Analyst" or "Spaced Out" type of merits. †
Hence you see high degrees of randomness in the results people have posted so far. †As far as high degrees of variance for the exact amount of $ donated. †It might follow some sort of internal addiction type of mechanism like how Drugs and Rehab do, so it would probably be best if people who haven't donated to start with very low amounts like 1$ until it has been proven that high amounts really do get you this merit faster or really affect city finds.
Things that peak my interest: NPC dialogue almost reminds me of like Red / Brown / and Green results from crimes so associating a response to a certain amount and peoples thresholds might be something to consider...‚ Care to give a little more? I work very hard you know‚¶ ‚‚ How many sins have you committed again? ‚‚ Is that all you can spare? That‚s barely going to cover my chiropodist appointment. ‚‚ You may aswell not have come‚¶ ‚‚ That‚s kind of insulting you know... Do you know how much this building costs to maintain? ‚
"I forgive you for your sins." (according to Mauk it suggests a negative response)
"You're so cheap"
‚ Hmm, well okay then, thanks I guess. ‚
‚ Thanks I suppose‚¶ ‚‚ Have mercy‚¶ ‚‚ A drop in the ocean‚¶ ‚‚ Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. ‚‚ The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. ‚‚ I pray for you‚¶ ‚‚ Did you at least bring me some wine too? ‚‚ You may or may not still be going to hell. ‚
"May the Lord be with you."
"Let your faith guide you."
‚ Lamborghini, here I come! Thank you my child. ‚‚ I‚m blown away by your generosity, thank Lord I don‚t have to pay income tax! ‚
"A most charitable donation, thank you child."
"I will most certainly secure you a place in Heaven."
"Holy Mary, Jesus and Joseph!"
"A most gracious donation, I admire your philanthropy."
Cheers to everyone's effort so far!