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What works for you when engaging physicians to assist with your development efforts?  I suggest that it is best to avoid calling it ‘physician training’.  Even though that is  what we are doing it simply sends the wrong signal. Our … Continue reading

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today a $3 million gift that will start the “Farm to Philanthropy” program designed to expand rural students’ access to an NC State University education. The gift from Dr. Joseph K. and Deborah Kapp Gordon of Raleigh to the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will support a number of [...]

New York Public Radio has received a $10 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, the New York Times reports. Some $8 million of what is believed to be the largest gift ever to a public radio station will be used to support development of NYPR’s digital operations, including a new mobile app feature called “Discover” that went [...]

As mega donors become increasingly savvy and strategic, we are seeing a strong trend in favor of cross-discipline and multiple-unit giving. For 2013, such gifts accounted for the largest portion of gifts given at the $50M+ level: 44 percent. And this trend continues. Of $10M+ gifts to higher education so far in 2014, 38 percent have gone towards [...]

George Washington University will receive $80 million to support public health scholarship through three gifts connected to philanthropists Michael Milken and Sumner M. Redstone, setting a donation record for the private university. Half of the money — $40 million over five years — will come from the Milken Institute to support the university’s young and growing [...]

The Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, established by Milton Maltz and his wife Tamar, and Ambassador Alfred Moses and his family, have committed a pair of significant gifts of $5 million each for a combined $10 million to Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People, in Tel Aviv. “These two significant gifts, which were pledged within weeks of each [...]

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global non-profit organization, announced today receipt of $26 million in funding through the Peter Hawkins Dobberpuhl Foundation for projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia that are designed to conserve wild places and benefit the people who live in them, with $3 million allocated specifically for work to combat the elephant [...]

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Gary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill, residents of St. Louis, have made an estate commitment of $2.5 million to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift will create an endowment to support scholarships for veterinary students and will encourage volunteer work among its recipients. The Stampfli-Savill endowment will provide one or more scholarships [...]

Wake Forest received another healthy donation to support future growth of the football program. On Wednesday Wake Forest announced a donation of $7.5 million to go toward the school’s athletics department. The donation comes from alum Bob McCreary, a former Wake Forest football player. McCreary currently owns a furniture company. The money will help to fund [...]