Error parsing panel XML.[an invalid character was found in text content] - When loading a dashboard

When creating a Recent Gift list dashboard and outputting the appeal name the user is faced with Error parsing panel XML.[an invalid character was found in text content]
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Steps to Duplicate

1) Select dashboard
2) New dashboard
3) Gift/Recent gift list
4) Edit
5) Date Range = This Calendar year, do not show gifts less than $250
6) Include all, Constituents, Constituencies, Gifts, Campaigns, Funds
7) Gift types include, Cash, Other, Recurring gift payments
8) Appeals to include - Select appeals
9) Automatic refresh 1 hr
10) columns to show, gift date, constituent name, Amount, campaign, fund, Appeal, constituent code, gift type, pay method
11) Error appears when the dashboard attempts to load

Workarounds : Don't output the appeal name in the dashboard or if the problem appeal is known, exclude this appeal from the dashboard
 

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