• UA's $50 million donation one of largest in school history

    Date: 09/22/2014
    Reported by Anne Ryman
    September 19, 2014

    A philanthropist who died earlier this year is leaving the University of Arizona $50 million, one of the largest single gifts in school history.

    The donation from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury pushes the university's $1.5 billion fund-raising campaign past the $1 billion mark.

    UA President Ann Weaver Hart called Haury's contributions extremely valuable to the university and the world.

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  • Dolby Labs founder's legacy: helping dementia patients

    Date: 09/22/2014
    Reported by Stephanie M. Lee

    September 18, 2014

    A year after the death of Ray Dolby, the pioneering sound engineer in San Francisco who struggled with Alzheimer's disease, his family has revealed that they hope to help patients like him by giving $21 million to the California Pacific Medical Center.

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  • USC Passes Halfway Mark in $6 Billion Fundraising Drive

    Date: 09/15/2014
    By Michael McDonald

    The University of Southern California, the state’s largest private college, has raised $3.7 billion, putting it on pace to meet a $6 billion capital campaign goal by the end of 2018.

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  • University of Utah law school receives $2.2M gift

    Date: 09/12/2014

    Deseret News
    September 11, 2014

    The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will have a new endowed chairman and support for its loan forgiveness program and annual debate program thanks to a $2.2 million gift from the estate of the late Rita E. Fordham.

    Fordham was the widow of Jefferson B. Fordham, former University of Pennsylvania Law School dean and distinguished university professor of law at the U. The gifts were announced at a Celebration of Life memorial last month.

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  • University of Kentucky Announces $20M Gift

    Date: 09/04/2014

    University of Kentucky News (
    Reported by Jay Blanton, Sarah Geegan, Amy Jones-Timoney, Kody Kiser

    University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Thursday announced the largest gift in UK's history — a $20 million commitment and lead gift by UK graduate and Trustee Carol Martin (Bill) Gatton toward the construction of the university's new 330,000-square-foot Student Center.

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  • Campaign for Texas Goes Out with a Bang

    Date: 09/02/2014

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    By Angela Curtis

    The Campaign for Texas, the state’s most ambitious nonprofit fundraising effort to date, concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million.

    The $856 million that The University of Texas at Austin raised in the campaign’s final year is believed to set a new single-year record for higher-education fundraising in the state. Gifts to the eight-year campaign came from all 50 states and 97 countries.

  • University of Hawaii Foundation receives record $98.6M in donations and gifts

    Date: 08/27/2014

    Pacific Business News
    Reported by Matt Tuohy

    The University of Hawaii Foundation ended its fiscal year raising a record breaking $98.6 million in gifts and donations, mostly thanks to a $40 million gift in June from the New York-based Simons Foundation.

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  • $9M Gift Brings UA Veterinary School to Life

    Date: 08/26/2014

    Arizona Public Media
    Story by Vanessa Barchfield

    The University of Arizona veterinary medical and surgical program will begin training students this time next year thanks to a $9 million gift from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.

    It will be the first and only public school of veterinary medicine in Arizona.

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  • Cleveland Foundation gives $5-million boost to Lake Link Trail

    Date: 08/19/2014
    Reported by James Ewinger

    The Cleveland Foundation today announced a $5-million gift to the Trust for Public Land to underwrite the Cleveland Metroparks' project to build the Lake Link Trail that will join the Flats to the Lakefront.

    The Trust for Public Land is a nationwide private non-profit conservancy that helps to build public parks and to protect land from development.

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  • Largest ever private award to UH funds microbial oceanography research

    Date: 06/17/2014

    The Simons Foundation has awarded Drs. Edward DeLong and David Karl, both UH Mānoa professors in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), $40 million to lead the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), making it the largest private foundation gift UH has ever received. SCOPE is one of the programs of the Simons Foundation’s division of Life Sciences, which aims to advance basic research in life sciences.

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