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The vision for the Indianapolis Zoo’s newest exhibit supports a sustainable future for endangered orangutans by inspiring the community to take an active role in their conservation. Motivated by that call to action, longtime Zoo supporter Cindy Simon Skjodt has made a $5 million donation to the Campaign for Conservation and Community: Saving the Orangutans. [...]

The Saigh (pronounced “sigh”) Foundation has announced a gift of $1.5 million to the Saint Louis Zoo, to endow the position of the Fred Saigh Director of Education. The endowment will provide support for the leadership of the Zoo’s Education Department. This is the fourth position to be endowed at the Saint Louis Zoo within [...]

William H. Neukom, Dartmouth Class of 1964, has committed $10 million to help Dartmouth become a leading academic institution in an important area of teaching and research in the 21st century—analyzing and applying vast sets of data to problems and questions across the academic landscape. The William H. Neukom Academic Cluster in Computational Science will [...]

Hi everyone, I have a few quick resources for those who are constantly looking for more information in fundraising talent management. FREE WEBINAR THIS WEEK. Jan Cady (former President of the Children’s Hospital Trust) and I will be conducting a webinar this Wednesday, May 7th at 2pm ET/3pm CT. The session is entitled “Fundraising Talent Management … Continue reading

Hi everyone, I have a few quick resources for those who are constantly looking for more information in fundraising talent management. FREE WEBINAR THIS WEEK. Jan Cady (former President of the Children’s Hospital Trust) and I will be conducting a webinar this Wednesday, May 7th at 2pm ET/3pm CT. The session is entitled “Fundraising Talent Management … Continue reading

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“The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth,” wrote Andrew Carnegie in 1889. More than a century later, the citizens of supposedly Communist China could hardly disagree. Carnegie, one of the wealthiest men of America’s Gilded Age, soon set about giving his money away, and on April 24th Jack Ma, one of [...]

The number of billionaires in Asia surpassed the number of billionaires in North America this past year. Yet, for Asia’s emerging rich, philanthropy is still an idea that is building traction in the region and being reformatted to fit local needs. At the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, a panel discussed how Asia [...]

UCLA issued the following public statement concerning a recent $3 million pledge to the university by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who today was banned for life from the NBA following racist statements he made on audio recordings. Mr. Sterling’s divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA’s core values as [...]

Arizona State: $3.059 million in 36 hours … Columbia University: $7.8 million in 24 hours (after raising $6.8 million just one year earlier) … Santa Clara University: 2,600+ donors in 24 hours – by far their biggest day for donor participation ever. Short duration, online fundraising campaigns or “money bombs” are taking over higher education. … Continue reading