The average gift made online is more than $100 higher than the average direct mail gift and $150 higher than the average gift given via telemarketing. So it’s no surprise that colleges and universities are redoing their online giving websites to be more engaging and donor friendly. One method of achieving a more donor-friendly approach, is by mimicking the process that so many online consumers have grown accustomed to in the past decade – the online shopping cart.
In an effort to better protect women from heart disease, Irene Pollin, a widely respected public health advocate who founded the nation’s first organization dedicated to preventing heart disease in women, has donated $10 million to the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. The new Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program will further [...]
Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has received a $5.6 million grant from The Tow Foundation to establish the Hospital for Special Surgery Genomics Center. The new center will apply genomic approaches to study two autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, with the aim of developing more effective therapies. “Our goals are [...]
Africa has numerous examples of economic dynasties: the relatives of well connected political and business leaders who have amassed incredible wealth in dubious ways. But that’s not how the story has ended for everyone. Take, for example, South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe. Earlier this year, Motsepe who made waves when he pledged to give half [...]
The money has been quietly trickling in for a few years, discreetly accumulating at the behest of a larger-than-life character who asked that the magnitude of his generosity remain private upon his death. But on Wednesday, the Calgary Foundation announced Daryl “Doc” Seaman’s $117-million donation – believed to be the largest gift to a community [...]
Billionaire investor Ronald Perelman pledged $100 million to Columbia Business School to develop a new facility aimed at strengthening innovations and programs for future business leaders. In recognition, the business school will name one of its two buildings on the new campus after Perelman, the New York-based university said today in a statement. “The business [...]
Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein is giving $10 million to the Sanford School of Public Policy to endow graduate fellowships and undergraduate internships, and to create a fund that will enhance the school’s engagement with the policy world, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday. It is the largest single gift to Sanford and supports [...]
Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a new website featuring the first comprehensive look at all programs and initiatives in the organization’s five key focus areas including Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts at www.bloomberg.org. The new Bloomberg Philanthropies website defines the mission, work, and philanthropic approach of the foundation. It features the first annual [...]