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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum announced that Boeing is donating $30 million to support the museum’s educational activities and exhibitions, including an extensive renovation of its main hall, “Milestones of Flight.” It will be completed in time for the museum’s 40th anniversary in 2016, which is also the aerospace company’s 100th anniversary. The [...]

San Francisco power couple Marc and Lynne Benioff have doubled down on their already sizable support of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, writing a second $100 million check to further fund new facilities as well as world-class doctors and researchers. The donation, to be announced Tuesday, will be split between UCSF and Children’s Hospital Oakland, which formed an alliance in [...]

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WESTPAC has launched the nation’s biggest scholarship program worth $100 million to provide support 100 students a year in their tertiary studies. Working in partnership with universities to mark the bank’s upcoming 200th year, the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation will award five types of scholarships a year focusing on the best and brightest in the nation, and [...]

The Clinton Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Haiti and the Faculty of Sciences (FDS) at the State University of Haiti (UEH), announced $7.3 million in funding to rebuild the main building at the Faculty of Sciences in Port-au-Prince. The funding comes from a $5.5 million from the Qatar Haiti Fund, as well as [...]

A University of Arkansas in Fayetteville alumnus has pledged more than $7.8 million to the College of Engineering, the school said Monday. The estate gift commitment will be used to create the Robert H. Biggadike Endowment for Teaching in the college, UA said. Biggadike, who has worked as an engineer in California for companies including [...]

Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece. For the first time since its 1976 opening, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum plans to overhaul its central exhibition showing the milestones of flight. [...]

Very soon, the tech industry will be out of excuses when it comes to giving back to local philanthropies and causes. One month after Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce,introduced SF Gives, an initiative to persuade technology leaders to give $10 million over 60 days for local Bay Area causes, two technology executives in Manhattan are announcing [...]

Uniting to Combat NTDs, a partnership of foundations, global health organizations, and pharmaceutical companies, has announced commitments totaling $240 million to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable populations. A new commitment of $120 million by a group of the partners of will be used to combat soil-transmitted helminths (STH), [...]

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto today announced a $7 million combined gift commitment from Lexington businesswoman and UK graduate, Joan D. Kincaid, andCentral Bank for two critical campus improvement projects focused on business education and health care. The gift commitment, which was accepted by the UK Board of Trustees at its meeting today, will fund a new auditorium in the Gatton [...]