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Michigan State University has received a $1 million gift that will establish an athletics endowment, help fund a Breslin Center upgrade and go in part toward the north end zone expansion at Spartan Stadium. MSU alumnus William Deary and his wife, Cherilyn, made the gift in support of the “Empower Extraordinary” campaign at Michigan State […]

Entertainment mogul David Geffen has given another $100 million to the University of California, Los Angeles, to fund a college-prep school on campus, the latest effort by a high-profile donor to help reshape K-12 education. Mr. Geffen has now given more than $400 million to UCLA and is the school’s largest individual donor, the school […]

Minnesota Public Radio and its parent company, American Public Media, have received a $10 million donation, one of the single largest gifts to any public radio station in the country, officials announced Wednesday. The donor, who asked to remain anonymous, is a longtime supporter of the company. Classical music and music education, particular passions of […]

For the second time in recent years, Ochsner Medical Center has received a $20 million donation from Tom and Gayle Benson for cancer treatment and research. The original donation helped to build the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, which opened in 2010 on Ochsner’s main Jefferson Highway campus. The new gift by the Saints […]

A game-changer for the University of Central Oklahoma’s athletic department came Tuesday with the largest gift in Central’s history. Paycom CEO and founder Chad Richison, a UCO graduate, has pledged to help Central athletics with a $10 million gift to build a north end zone complex. Central recently kicked off its Keep the Dream Campaign […]

I know, I know …we should have started our #GivingTuesday planning many months ago. And most of you have. But there are still a few last-second items you should consider to give your fundraising on December 1 an extra boost. The following are some quick, easy-to-implement tactics for getting the most out of #GivingTuesday: Map […]

Parents’ charitable giving is affected by the sex of their first child, according to a new report released today by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. “The sex of the firstborn child affects the likelihood that the parents will give […]

Weekend Project

In some of my spare time at home I have been focusing on working with Python “pandas”, the data analysis library. This weekend I learned that I was able to import data through the clipboard (that is, whatever you last … Continue reading

Charitable giving increased worldwide in 2014 but fell in the United States, according to the sixth edition of a survey conducted by Gallup in more than 140 countries. Better than 31 percent of respondents globally said they had made a charitable donation in the previous month, up more than three percentage points from 2013. In […]

Furman University has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal […]