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Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Date: 05/04/2016

On April 29, Caltech formally launched Break Through: The Caltech Campaign. This ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students to become leaders in science and society, and help secure Caltech’s place as an engine of discovery for generations to come. The campaign will…

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Huge gift is largest donation to UCSF

Date: 04/26/2016

San Francisco Chronicle Reported by Victoria Colliver Former Citigroup head Sanford “Sandy” Weill and his wife, Joan, have given $185 million to UCSF — the single largest gift the university has received — to create an institute to accelerate research and the development of new therapies in neuroscience, including brain disorders from neurodegenerative diseases to psychiatric…

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Eleven months after taking the helm of the LSU Foundation, Stephen Moret is ready to revamp the way the university raises money

Date: 03/31/2016

Eleven months after taking the helm of the LSU Foundation, Stephen Moret is ready to revamp the way the university raises money – Baton Rouge Business Report When LSU President F. King Alexander hired Stephen Moret in 2015 to lead the LSU Foundation as president and CEO, he charged the former economic development leader with…

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Charlie Munger Donates $200 Million to UCSB for New Dorms

Date: 03/25/2016

Warren Buffett’s right-hand man Charlie Munger announced Thursday that he is donating $200 million to UCSB for state-of-the-art student housing, tripling the record gift he gave the school a year and a half ago. At the UC Board of Regents meeting Thursday, the 92-year-old billionaire advocated for ultramodern student dorms to foster academic success — like…

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The Resurrection of St. Benedict’s

Date: 03/23/2016

Their school motto is “Whatever hurts my brother hurts me” and their graduation rate is 98 percent. Scott Pelley reports on a unique school in Newark. The following is an excerpt of the script from “The Resurrection of St. Benedict’s” which aired on March 20, 2016 on 60 Minutes. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Guy…

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Phillips Academy secures $15 million commitment to help build new athletic center

Date: 01/14/2016

The 90,000 square-foot facility will transform team experiences and enhance life sports for students, coaches, and fans of Big Blue Phillips Academy alumnus and former varsity track captain Steve Snyder ’56 has pledged $15 million toward a new athletic center, a 90,000 square-foot facility that will transform team experiences and enhance life sports for students,…

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Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school

Date: 01/12/2016

Largest single gift ever to UCI will help address critical healthcare needs The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation has committed $40 million to the University of California, Irvine to establish a nursing school and assist in the construction of a new building to house it. The contribution, which will help the university address critical…

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SMU reaches $1B campaign goal ahead of schedule

Date: 09/28/2015

SMU reaches $1 billion campaign goal ahead of schedule for resources supporting academic quality and campus life SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule, raising unprecedented funding for scholarships, academic positions and programs, facilities and other enhancements to campus life. The campaign’s official completion date is Dec….

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National Zoo Pandas and U. at Buffalo Get Big Donations

Date: 09/21/2015

Gifts Roundup: The Chronicle of Philanthropy University at Buffalo Jeremy Jacobs, chairman of his family’s hospitality and food-service company, Delaware North, and his wife, Margaret, gave $30 million to the university’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.   Scripps Research Institute Helen Dorris gave $5.6 million to the institute for endowment for the Dorris Neuroscience…

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The Campaign for WSU tops expectations

Date: 08/17/2015

Washington State University Interim President Dan Bernardo praised the commitment of alumni, friends and corporate partners who helped the university reach its target. “This campaign truly will transform WSU’s ability to tackle the grand challenges we face as a state, nation and world in the years ahead,” he said. “The effort has taught us all…

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