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Turkish entrepreneur Murat Ülker donated $24 million to the School of Public Health to create the Sabri Ülker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and Metabolic Research, the school announced this week. The gift follows a $350 million donation to HSPH by Hong Kongese billionaire and alumnus Gerald L. Chan, which was unveiled earlier this month. The Sabri Ülker Center will [...]

Grady Health System has received $30 million from the Marcus Foundation to help expand its hospital’s emergency department and its stroke and neuroscience center. It’s the second huge gift to Grady from the foundation, created by Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus. Grady said Monday that $20 million of the donation would go toward building its [...]

Traffic fatalities are one of the world’s leading causes of preventable death and, unless urgent action is taken, will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. To combat this trend, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today a new phase of the foundation’s Global Road Safety initiative, which aims to reduce fatalities and injuries from road [...]

U.S. and Canadian donors boosted their giving to nonprofit health care institutions to historically high levels of more than $10.7 billion, increasing annual donations by more than $380 million during the 2013 fiscal year, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) reports today. “These hopeful figures demonstrate the generosity of thousands of donors in the United [...]

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health. The Center will provide comprehensive integrated health care services to adults with special needs and their families, breaking down barriers to [...]

Dozens of the state’s top students will benefit from the generosity of long-time benefactor Dana Hamel, whose $10 million gift will provide scholarship support for Granite State students at the University of New Hampshire. “This gift will make an enormous difference in the lives of so many of our students,” said UNH President Mark Huddleston. [...]

Indian mining magnate Anil Agarwal announced Thursday that his family has agreed to turn over 75 percent of their wealth to a charitable trust, the Financial Times writes. The principal owner of London-based Vedanta Resources has a fortune estimated by Forbes at $3.5-billion, placing him 24th among Indian billionaires. Among other philanthropic causes, Mr. Agarwal said he wants to [...]

Canadian billionaire Ron Joyce, who built a fortune by turning Tim Hortons into an iconic Canadian brand, shared some of his success Thursday by giving the University of Windsor $10 million to be used towards bursaries for financially challenged students from the area. The $10-million, lump-sum gift is the single largest donation in the 157-year [...]

Thanks to a $12-million gift by Calgary philanthropists Gail and David O’Brien Tuesday, the U of C’s newly re-named O’Brien Institute for Public Health will continue to provide multi-disciplinary health research in a variety of fields. “It’s an institute with over 300 members from multiple facilities in the university,” said Dr. William Ghalli, scientific director of the [...]

A prominent local attorney has donated $10 million to help build Arizona State University’s new law school in downtown Phoenix. The donation from Leo and Annette Beus is the largest single donation ever to ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. “The remarkable thing about it is we didn’t ask him for it,” said law [...]