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Forbes and the Philanthropic Research Institute have released their list of America’s 50 Top Givers with Bill and Melinda Gates topping the list. For this list of the 50 top givers in 2012, Forbes partnered with the Philanthropic Research Institute, which studies givers’ best practices and focuses not on pledges but on  the amount that [...]

Princeton University has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead an interdisciplinary project on urbanism in the Americas. The Princeton-Mellon Architecture, Urbanism and Humanities Initiative will receive $1.96 million distributed over four years. The project’s focus is “Cities of the Americas: Architecture, Society, Policy and Culture,” and the initiative will be [...]

A first-of-its-kind country-by-country analysis of international giving by the world’s largest companies showed that corporate giving departments’ decisions on where and how much to give is compelled by business goals, with India topping the list of countries receiving contributions from the most companies, followed by Canada, China and Mexico. The new report by CECP, Giving [...]

In a surprise announcement made at an awards dinner Wednesday night, Temple University Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63, announced a $25 million pledge—the largest single gift in university history. A native of Camden, N.J., Katz has a long legacy of generosity to Temple, which he credits for opening doors of opportunity. “The evening was intended to [...]

Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article on how alumni offices are using LinkedIn. As the online networking site gains popularity (259 million members and counting), alumni relations programs are using the free tool to enhance their engagement efforts. With LinkedIn, programs can update alumni employment and contact info or see high-level statistics […]

MetLife, Inc. announced today that MetLife Foundation has committed $20 million over the next five years to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to advance financial capability among low and moderate-income families with young children throughout the world. The funding, which is part of MetLife Foundation’s $200 million, five-year commitment to financial inclusion, will create educational [...]

Many of our recent posts on our re-constituted blog have been devoted to career management for fundraising analysts. This post is in the same vein. Since Data Scientist is the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century, both this blog and … Continue reading

Cleveland State University announced today a $10 million gift from Donald and Pamela Washkewicz, and The Parker Hannifin Foundation that will catapult the university to the forefront of engineering education, research and innovation. Donald Washkewicz, who grew up in Garfield Heights and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from CSU in 1972, is Chairman [...]

  Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto Receives $10 Million Gift for Cancer Center Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to announce that Isadore and Rosalie Sharp have made an extraordinary $10 million gift that will further strengthen the hospital’s position as one of the largest (non-regional) specialized cancer programs in Ontario. The newly named Christopher Sharp [...]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg – The Marilyn and Jeffrey [...]