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The Empire Strikes Back: New York philanthropy roars back from the recession.

Date: 02/10/2016

The Chronicle of Philanthropy By Drew Lindsay Poor New York City. About five years ago, the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg planted the flag of Silicon Valley philanthropy just across the Hudson River with his $100 million gift to Newark, N.J., schools. Ever since, the media and opinion leaders have obsessed over the “new new thing”…

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U.S. charitable giving projected to grow 4.1 percent in 2016, 4.3 percent in 2017

Date: 01/20/2016

U.S. charitable giving projected to grow 4.1 percent in 2016, 4.3 percent in 2017, research from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Marts & Lundy finds The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017 also predicts 6 percent rise in giving to education Charitable giving in the United States is expected to grow by 4.1 percent…

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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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IRS Reverses Course on Controversial Donor-Data Proposal

Date: 01/07/2016

Published on philanthropy.com By Alex Daniels The Internal Revenue Service today withdrew a controversial proposed regulation that would have given nonprofits the option to report donors’ private information to the agency. Donors who make gifts greater than $250 to charity are required to get a “contemporaneous written acknowledgment” of their donation when they claim a…

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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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Medical college fund established to honor late WSU president Elson S. Floyd

Date: 06/26/2015

The Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas The Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund was established to honor the university’s late president, who died following a battle with cancer. Established by the Washington State University Foundation in accordance with the Floyd family’s wishes, the new fund will support…

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Congratulations to Rice University on $50M Gift

Date: 05/15/2015

The Houston Chronicle publication date: May 14, 2015 A precious gift John and Ann Doerr’s generous donation to Rice University will change lives. The iconic, rose-colored bricks of Rice University are dotted with the names of exceptionally generous donors: Baker, Brochstein, Brown, Duncan and McNair, to name a few. Today another family adds its name…

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