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The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will receive a $35 million gift to create an endowment aimed at bringing more of Texas’ best and brightest high school students to UT Austin. It will be the largest gift the university has received for a scholarship endowment and will provide substantial [...]

For most of you, it’s a new year. As you’re settling back in after the July Fourth holiday, it’s time to think about how you are going to steward all of your FY14 donors. Now, of course, you’ve been thanking them all year long and you likely have a few things in place for the [...]

When John and Carolyn Sonnentag were University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students during the 1960s, the university’s Zorn Arena was known as the Fieldhouse — and, except for new paint here and there over the years and a periodically refinished basketball floor, it looked largely the same as it does today. While Zorn Arena has changed [...]

The survey, which included nearly 100 respondents whose organizations failed to meet their fundraising goals this year, shows that leaders in higher education—regardless of their institution’s size—are placing more pressure on their top fundraisers to bring in money, Continue reading

Hospital takeovers are surging in the New York region, raising concerns that health costs could climb and care could change. In New York state, at least a dozen hospitals, many of them financially ailing, have become part of larger networks since 2011, according to the state Department of Health. More than a dozen have new [...]

Here’s your light-hearted, fun dose of data for the day: Here’s a map, produced by the real estate blog Movoto that shows the net worth of the richest resident in each U.S. state. The wealthiest American is Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who resides … Continue reading

Making money may be hard, but giving it away is not as easy as it may seem. This is why US billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates will help a Beijing university to show the wealthy how to spend on a philanthropic cause. Wang Zhenyao, dean of Beijing Normal University’s China Philanthropy Research Institute, said Gates [...]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture announced July 30 that Altria Group has given $1 million to support the capital campaign of the new museum. The gift will be used to help complete construction of the Smithsonian’s 19th museum. Currently being built on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument, the [...]

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has taken a major step forward in the research of childhood diseases with the establishment of the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute at Rady Children’s. Ernest Rady and family have  made yet another extraordinary investment in the health and well-being of children by pledging $120 million to support pediatric research [...]

Construction of the Helga Wall-Apelt Center for Asian Art began early this year, and the newest addition to the Ringling museum campus is scheduled to open its doors in January of 2016. But unless a lawsuit by its benefactor can be resolved, it will do so without the valuable collection of Asian art that was [...]