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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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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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