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$10 million Chidsey gift supports the new academic neighborhood, scholarships and leadership at Davidson College

Date: 04/09/2014
Reported by Danielle Strickland

John and Lisa Robinson Chidsey of Coral Gables, Fla., have committed $10 million to Davidson College in support of three institutional priorities-the first phase of the college's Academic Neighborhood, scholarships for exceptional Davidson students and leadership initiatives through the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development. John W. Chidsey III, the former executive chair and CEO of Burger King Corp., is currently the chair of the Davidson College Board of Trustees.

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University of Utah Announces Gift for Transformative Entrepreneur Building

Date: 04/08/2014

Mining legend and alumnus Pierre Lassonde donates $25 million to support student entrepreneurship

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Conscious coupling: Miami University of Ohio prides itself on alums who tie the knot with fellow grads

Date: 04/02/2014

NY Daily News
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Miami Mergers, a nickname for alumni who marry fellow Miami graduates, have a long history with the Public Ivy school. The university has been keeping tabs on alums who marry since the early '70s, and send them Valentines cards every year.

While leading prospective students around Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, campus tour guides talk about the college's active Greek scene, high graduation rates and athletic successes.

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Alumnus donates $10 million in cash at Board of Trustees meeting

Date: 03/26/2014

The Daily Sundial
March 25, 2014
By Whitney Shepard

A $10 million cash gift from David Nazarian to the College of Business and Economics will be used for entrepreneurship, student mentoring, real estate and professional development CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced at the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

The donation will be coupled with a pledge to raise $25 million and renaming the college to the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

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MSU alumnus Norm Asbjornson pledges $50 million to MSU for its College of Engineering

Date: 03/05/2014

March 3, 2014
MSU News Service

Norm Asbjornson, a Montana State University alumnus and Montana native from the small town of Winifred, has committed to give the university $50 million for its College of Engineering – the largest private gift in the history of the state.

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GM Foundation Donates $1 Million to Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

Date: 01/22/2014

The General Motors Foundation will become a founding donor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture through a $1 million grant. GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard presented the gift to the Museum Founding Director Lonnie G. Bunch III at the Washington Auto Show.

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Morehouse College gets $5 million gift from Woodruff Foundation

Date: 01/10/2014

Atlanta Business Chronicle
January 3, 2014
By Maria Saporta

Morehouse College has received a significant gift — financially and symbolically — from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

The $5 million will go toward renovating the historically black college’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel — the spiritual heart of Morehouse College.

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$187.6 Million to Seattle Children’s, UW School of Law and The Salvation Army

Date: 12/02/2013

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 .

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The Meliora Challenge Passes $1 Billion Milestone

Date: 11/21/2013

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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.

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UC Davis hits $1 billion fundraising goal a year early

Date: 11/15/2013

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.

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