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Muneer Satter and his wife, Kristen Hertel, have committed to donate $10.5 million to Northwestern University, most of it for medical school scholarships. Nearly $8.5 million of the gift will support the Satter Foundation Scholarship program at the Feinberg School of Medicine, the university said. The $40,000-per-year merit-based scholarship will be awarded to three outstanding first-year students and [...]

Much of the posting on this blog has been focused on the frontline of the development world. Pressure is highest there, the return on investment is most visible, and the personalities tend to be the most forward amongst fundraisers. But the other side of advancement is a rising hot spot for talent. We’ve talked before … Continue reading

While many people may expect Shakespearean novels and Javascript to fall in different academic realms, Penn is finding a way to bring them together. In February, the School of Arts and Sciences received a $7 million donation from 1979 Wharton graduate Michael Price and his wife. The money will be used to establish the Price Lab [...]

It is the largest gift the University of Missouri has ever received to support fine arts. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield announced Friday a $10 million gift to help fund a proposed new School of Music building on the Mizzou campus. It is the cornerstone of the university’s larger, $75 million plan to upgrade the facilities [...]

Longtime Clemson supporter Betty Poe of Greenville made the second cornerstone gift of $2.5 million to Clemson University Athletics for facilities. The Clemson Athletic Cornerstone Program is a vital part of the new athletics facilities initiative. With new facilities, upgrades or rebuilds planned for football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer and Vickery Hall, it will be [...]

A Princeton University alumnus and his wife have anonymously donated $10 million for the 23,000-square-foot music building in the new arts complex currently under construction, university officials said Monday. While the identity of the donors is currently being withheld at the request of the couple, the music building will eventually be named for the donors, [...]

Originally published March 11, 2015 Forbes recently released its annual list of the world’s billionaires. This year, 290 new billionaires were added to the list, which brings the total number to 1,826. With these newcomers, in addition to an overall growth in other billionaire’s assets, the group’s aggregate net worth has increased from $6.4 trillion [...]

A research incubator operated by the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., is connecting up-and-coming scientists pursuing relatively low-cost projects with well-paid young professionals taking their first steps into philanthropy, writes The Boston Globe. Since its launch in September, BroadIgnite has raised $200,000 from at least 20 donors to fund five $40,000 projects involving promising, early-stage research [...]

The Sierra Club’s anti-coal campaign is getting a boost of up to $60 million from donors including Michael Bloomberg, who pledged $30 million Wednesday to further the group’s new goal of shuttering half the nation’s coal-fired power plants by 2017. “America is leading the way not because of Washington, but because of you,” Bloomberg said [...]

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has made a mega donation of one million pounds (Rs 10 crores) to the University of Wolverhampton, the “single biggest gift” received by the UK’s leading varsity. The donation for the university from the Ambika Paul Foundation, a charitable trust set up by Paul in memory of his daughter, will go towards general upgrade [...]