A Joint Press Release from Seattle Children's, UW School of Law and The Salvation Army
November 26, 2013
Seattle Children’s, the University of Washington (UW) School of Law and The Salvation Army today announced they are the grateful beneficiaries of a $187.6 million charitable trust from the estate of Jack Rupert MacDonald. This gift is expected to impact hundreds of thousands of lives for generations to come. It marks the largest philanthropic gift in Washington state this year and the sixth largest in the country in 2013 .
Posted on Philanthropy.com
A $25-million donation from publishers Roy and Bobbi Reiman will set Iowa State University on the road to realizing long-held plans to enclose its open-ended football stadium, reports the Associated Press.
Posted on www.rochester.edu
The University's comprehensive campaign has passed the $1 billion mark, President Joel Seligman announced Wednesday. A commitment of more than $4 million from James Aquavella, professor of ophthalmology, pushed the Campaign past the historic mark and significantly closer to the campaign goal that was announced in October 2011.
Sacramento Business Journal
UC Davis officials announced this morning they have met a $1 billion fundraising goal one year ahead of schedule.
The fundraising campaign, formally launched in 2010, was scheduled to end in December 2014. As a "comprehensive" fundraising effort it includes every gift of any kind to any part of the University of California Davis, including the medical center, since 2006. The campus said the achievement puts UC Davis in the top 2 percent of higher-education fundraising efforts nationally.
Published on www.washburnreview.org
Reported by Emily Juhnke
At a kickoff event on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, plans for the Washburn University Foundation’s first-ever comprehensive capital campaign, “150 Forward; The Campaign for Washburn University,” were publicly announced.
The Harvard Crimson
Reported by Fatima Mirza
Harvard School of Public Health has set a goal of $450 million for its subset of the University’s capital campaign, HSPH campaign co-chair Jonathan S. Lavine announced at a gala at Revere Hotel Boston Common on Thursday evening.
Lavine also told the gathered crowd of donors and University affiliates that the campaign has raised $167 million to date, a sum that includes 25 donations of $1 million or more.
October 22, 2013
The IU Bloomington Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) has received two estate gifts that will nearly double the amount of available scholarship support the office distributes annually. The estate of Peggy McIntire Graves has provided additional funding for the Clarence R. McIntire and Peggy Thomas McIntire Scholarship Fund for Physically Handicapped Students, which was established in 1987.
The Winston-Salem Chronicle
October 21, 2013
The Wake Forest University School of Divinity has a received a $2 million gift from Jeanette Wallace Hyde, a life trustee who served as a U.S. Ambassador, to support student scholarships and financial aid. It is the largest commitment to scholarships by an individual in the School of Divinity’s history.
Sacramento Business Journal
October 17, 2013
A 2007 pledge by the late Sacramento real estate developer Robert Powell and his wife, Jeannette, has turned into a whopping $125 million estate gift to the University of the Pacific.
The Stockton university, which operates a law school in Sacramento, announced Thursday that the gift, now final with the death of Jeannette Powell last December, is the largest in its 162-year history.
The Denver Post
Reported by Anthony Cotton
October 18, 2013
Ask Regis University provost Patricia Ladewig why she describes her recent trip to Africa as life-changing, and she doesn't know where to begin.
There was the sobering realization of what it took for some of the students to participate in a university-sponsored initiative to provide higher education for those living on the margins — as well as what had to transpire to bring the program to the people.