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At the Centennial Kickoff on Saturday, Jan. 10, it was announced that a $10 million donation had been made to the university. The donation was made by an alumnus who lives in St. Joseph and wishes to remain anonymous. Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the MWSU Foundation Jerry Pickman announced the [...]

The founder of Vulcan Value Partners C.T.Fitzpatrick and his wife, Kelly, have donated $3 million to the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. The gift will be used to fund the Vulcan Value Partners Research Library and Trading Room, which will offer a value investing specialization for both undergraduate and graduate students. “The university [...]

On Thursday, MSU Athletics announced a $3 million donation given by Mark and Cindy Pentecost to upgrade men’s basketball facilities, including the main offices and practice facilities. Mark Pentecost, a former high school teacher, is the CEO of skin care and nutrition direct sale company It Works!. The couple are members of the Athletic Director’s Campaign [...]

A graduate of LSU has pledged a $40 million gift to be split among LSU engineering and athletics, among the largest donations in the university’s history. The donor’s name wasn’t released Wednesday by the university. The money will be given to LSU upon the death of the donor as part of the settlement of the [...]

Roberta Buffett Elliott, the sister of investor Warren Buffett, donated more than $100 million to Northwestern University, the largest single gift in the school’s history. Elliott funded the gift immediately, rather than as a pledge over time, to let Northwestern begin recruiting for an institute of global studies that will be named for her, the [...]

Charitable giving to American colleges and universities has reached a historic high for the second straight year, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education. Colleges raised $37.45-billion in 2014, the highest amount recorded since the survey started, in 1957. That is a 10.8-percent increase in giving since last year—the [...]

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has received the largest donation in its history, more than $20 million from a lifelong Presbyterian and longtime insurance agent who talked little of himself and much of the generations of students he had supported through scholarships. The seminary announced Tuesday the bequest of $20.25 million by Robert Thomson, whose Thomson & [...]

The Joyce Foundation recently announced a $2-million donation to St. Lawrence College to establish The Joyce Foundation Ed Lumley Bursary. The Foundation made the gift in recognition of The Honourable Ed Lumley, a nationally recognized businessman, politician and member of the Order of Canada. Mr. Lumley is a Trustee on The Joyce Foundation Board and [...]

The total capital cost for a new mental-health facility at Vancouver General Hospital is now fully funded, bringing what will be B.C.’s largest such facility one step closer to reality. Bell Canada announced Monday it is donating the final $1-million to the $82-million Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Centre, named after the philanthropic couple that [...]

From his sixth-floor corner office, Scott Marshall can see the future. The Interim Dean of Portland State University’s School of Business Administration currently looks out at a green space that runs along Southwest Montgomery Street from Sixth Avenue to Broadway. With nearly $60 million raised, that view will soon turn into one of a glittering [...]