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The University of Kansas Hospital announced this afternoon that civic leader Annette Bloch will contribute $10 million toward a $279 million expansion to accommodate the hospital’s fastest growing specialties. The 92-bed addition, which was announced earlier this year, will be located north of the hospital on the northeast corner of 39th and Cambridge streets in [...]

Columbia’s Giving Days raised $6.8 million from 4,940 donors in 2012, $7.8 million from nearly 9,700 donors in 2013, and $11 million+ from 10,400 donors in 2014. The University of Sydney’s September 2014 “Pave the Way” Campaign raised $932,000 from more than 1,000 donors. Santa Clara University’s April 2014 “Power of One Day” raised $795,000 from almost […]

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Major League Baseball recognizes it’s a software-defined world and as such over the last several years, it’s been moving quickly to create applications to enhance the fan experience and let them watch and interact with MLB…

Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday. Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe, according to estimates published by Australian-based human rights group The Walk Free Foundation on Monday, with more [...]

t’s official: ASU has a Division I college hockey team. ASU athletic director Ray Anderson announced Tuesday that ASU will be adding hockey as a NCAA Division I sport, receiving a $32 million donation from hockey supporters Don and Chris Mullett. The $32 million donation is the biggest donation received in ASU athletic department history, [...]

Tulane University has received a $15 million gift from Phyllis M. Taylor, the chair of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and a member of the Board of Tulane, marking one of the largest single donations in the school’s 180-year history. The money will go to the creation of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation [...]

Colleges and universities—well, many of them, at least—are cash-starved beasts, increasingly reliant on tuition and fees to make ends meet. So this report, the credit-rating agency’s fifth annual analysis of tuition revenue, brings unhappy news. Growth in net-tuition revenue next year, the report says, will be the weakest it’s been in a decade. Moody’s, which based [...]

The University of California Davis on Thursday named a new classroom and recital hall after alumna Ann Pitzer, who contributed $5 million toward the construction of the $15 million building. The 17,000-square-foot Ann E. Pitzer Center will include a 394-seat recital hall for concerts and lectures. Expected to open in early 2016, the building is near the Robert [...]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a landmark gift of $100 million from John and Tashia Morgridge, representing the largest single contribution from individual donors in the history of the institution. The Morgridge gift will inspire and match donations for new and enhanced professorships, chairs and distinguished chairs in an effort to recruit and retain a [...]

Since its adolescence more than four decades ago, the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center has been known as Avery Fisher Hall. Now, as the orchestra prepares for a major renovation expected to cost more than $500 million, the Fisher family has agreed to relinquish the name so the Philharmonic and Lincoln Center can [...]