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.
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June 17, 2014
Fourth consecutive year of growth driven by boost in individual giving; gains not equal across the board for all categories of charities
A $75 million gift from University of Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee John W. “Jay” Jordan is the largest in the University’s history and makes him its most generous benefactor, with a giving total of $150 million.
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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.
Published on www.scotsman.com
October 17, 2013
Scots businessman Tom Hunter has dedicated an international award for his philanthropic work to his late father.
The entrepreneur paid tribute to his “hero and inspiration” as he attended a ceremony at the Scottish Parliament to receive the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
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Sep 23, 2013
By Michael McDonald & John Lauerman
The number of so-called mega donations to U.S. colleges is rebounding just as Harvard University begins a $6.5 billion capital campaign, the largest in the history of higher education.
In third straight year of gains, contributions reach $316.23 billion from American individuals, corporations and foundation
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May 25, 2013
The University of Virginia, which in 2006 launched the public phase of the most ambitious capital campaign in its history, has announced that it has exceeded its $3 billion campaign goal.
Penny Hunt, a Senior Consultant with Marts & Lundy and former Vice Chancellor of Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), will be honored today with the Benjamin Franklin Award at the AFP Chicago 2013 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon.