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Philanthropy News Blog

The American Red Cross announced today that the Eastern Missouri Regional Chapter has been given a generous gift of $5 million from the Jack Taylor family. The donation will upgrade Red Cross blood collection and distribution equipment, support regional emergency preparedness and local disaster relief. “We are extremely grateful to the Taylor Family for supporting the lifesaving work of [...]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is pleased to announce that the organization has been awarded a $10.75 million donation from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation. This is the largest gift in the organization’s 54-year history. Funds will be used to create an endowment and make capital improvements for the Arthur E. [...]

After 10 years and nearly $30 million raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Williams-Sonoma has pledged to raise another $30 million for St. Jude. In addition to the pledge, Williams Sonoma Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for Cure for Kids, a website used to share St. Jude’s research for free with other researchers. Williams-Sonoma raises funds [...]

The Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign moved beyond its halfway mark recently, thanks to a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor. This is believed to be the largest individual gift ever given to the hospital. It will benefit the multi-million dollar Master Facilities Plan that is currently underway. “It was only a few [...]

The first major gift to the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine will also create the first concrete example of the school’s engineering-based medical curriculum. The $10 million donation from the financial firm Jump Trading, announced Monday, will support the Jump Simulation Center, where medical and engineering students will create and learn how to use [...]

The Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF) today donated $3 million to the University of Delaware. The gift will provide up to 150 of the most-needy Delaware students with the opportunity to graduate from the University debt-free. “If you come from the right places, you go to the right places,” said GSBF Founder Bob Carr, referring to studies [...]

The median amount donated by U.S. corporations last year was $18.5 million, or 0.11 percent of revenue, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing new data from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. The most generous fourth of 271 firms surveyed by CECP, a nonprofit coalition of CEOs calling for greater corporate giving, donated at least $48.9 million in [...]

On Saturday night before several hundred Reunion 2015 guests, Dr. Sandra C. Gray — president of Asbury University — announced that a gift commitment of $8 million has been made to the University. During a celebration of Asbury’s 125th anniversary in the school’s historic Hughes Auditorium— and with four former University presidents plus alumni, their [...]

The Oregon Health and Science University has received a $1 billion donation for cancer research,Phil Knight, the billionaire founder and CEO of Nike, announced this morning on “Good Morning America.” The announcement fulfills the ambitious fundraising goal known as the Knight Cancer Challenge. In 2013, Knight and his wife, Penny, pledged to give OHSU $500 million provided [...]

Texas Woman’s University has gotten a $10 million gift from a foundation created by psychologist Richard W. Woodcock. The gift from the Woodcock-Muñoz Foundation in Nashville is the largest single donation in TWU history. Woodcock is dissolving the foundation with the gift to TWU. The new endowment will create the Woodcock Institute for the Advancement of Neurocognitive Research and [...]