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President Daniel H. Weiss is delighted to announce that Howard W. Lutnick, the chair of Haverford College’s Board of Managers and a Class of 1983 graduate, has made an unprecedented new gift that will propel the College’s most ambitious campus restoration and reinvention plan in well over half a century. Lutnick, the chairman and CEO [...]

Michigan State University has announced a $25 million challenge grant from philanthropist and MSU alumnus Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, to the Eli Broad College of Business, bringing the couple’s total giving to MSU to nearly $100 million. “We are pleased to deepen our support of MSU’s business college and, by offering a challenge [...]

Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, received the largest gift in its history on Saturday. The school received a 3.6 million dollar donation from alumni Jay and Kelly Jacobs. This donation is the largest donation that CMU has received in its 160 year history. President of Central Methodist University Dr. Roger Drake said the purpose [...]

In a life that ended at age 99, Ruth T. Bedford served with the Red Cross during the London Blitz, worked on Broadway as a Rodgers and Hammerstein production hand, raced thoroughbreds that won stakes at Saratoga and Belmont, and was a skilled aviatrix who flew a seaplane. But few people who knew Bedford in [...]

The billionaire Paul G. Allen said on Thursday that he would donate $100 million to the fight against Ebola, which has killed almost 5,000 people so far and crippled Western Africa. The amount roughly quadruples his earlier commitment of about $26 million to nonprofit groups and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making [...]

The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place Thursday afternoon. To be located on the University of [...]

A University of Tampa residence hall will be named in honor of Howard and Patricia Jenkins after the couple donated $10 million to the university, one of the largest gifts in its history. The donation will go toward construction of another new residence hall, which is under way, university spokesman Eric Cárdenas said Thursday. Howard [...]

Charles Munger, Vice President of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has donated just over $65 million dollars in stocks to UCSB to house visiting physicists. Munger’s contribution is the largest donation the university has ever received, surpassing Oracle CEO Jeff Henley’s 2012 gift of $50 million dollars. Munger is a frequent benefactor of the University [...]

With the largest single gift ever received by Michigan State University athletics, a family with deep ties to MSU will be making an extraordinary impact on campus. Alumni Bob and Julie Skandalaris are providing a $10 million facilities gift that enhances the Spartan football, golf and basketball programs, while providing momentum for MSU’s universitywide capital [...]

The University of Oregon announced late Friday that it plans to raise $2 billion, double the record for fundraising by an Oregon university. Interim University President Scott Coltrane made the announcement to hundreds of UO partisans gathered under a large tent at Hayward Field on the university’s campus. Academic excellence, not athletics, will be the [...]