The Wall Street Journal
By Jennifer Smith
January 14, 2015
From Museum Mile to the High Line, many of the city’s major cultural institutions are in the midst of costly real estate or strategic projects this year. That means arts fundraisers must polish their pitches, woo patrons with creative naming opportunities—your family name on the passenger drop-off area!—and target the next generation of donors.
By David Ng
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is receiving a $20-million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bohnett, the orchestra announced Wednesday. The gift, which is the second largest in the orchestra's history, is being made in recognition of Deborah Borda, the orchestra's president and chief executive..
On November 20, 2014, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto (U of T) announced the creation of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (the Centre) funded by an unprecedented donation of $130 million from the Rogers family – the largest monetary gift ever made to a Canadian health care initiative. The donation will be matched with $139 million in additional funds combined from SickKids, UHN, and U of T for a total investment of $269 million.
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.
Released by The Giving Institute and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
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.
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.
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.
Published on Bloomberg.com
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.