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SMU reaches $1B campaign goal ahead of schedule

Date: 09/28/2015

SMU reaches $1 billion campaign goal ahead of schedule for resources supporting academic quality and campus life SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule, raising unprecedented funding for scholarships, academic positions and programs, facilities and other enhancements to campus life. The campaign’s official completion date is Dec….

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National Zoo Pandas and U. at Buffalo Get Big Donations

Date: 09/21/2015

Gifts Roundup: The Chronicle of Philanthropy University at Buffalo Jeremy Jacobs, chairman of his family’s hospitality and food-service company, Delaware North, and his wife, Margaret, gave $30 million to the university’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.   Scripps Research Institute Helen Dorris gave $5.6 million to the institute for endowment for the Dorris Neuroscience…

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The Campaign for WSU tops expectations

Date: 08/17/2015

Washington State University Interim President Dan Bernardo praised the commitment of alumni, friends and corporate partners who helped the university reach its target. “This campaign truly will transform WSU’s ability to tackle the grand challenges we face as a state, nation and world in the years ahead,” he said. “The effort has taught us all…

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Medical college fund established to honor late WSU president Elson S. Floyd

Date: 06/26/2015

The Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas The Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund was established to honor the university’s late president, who died following a battle with cancer. Established by the Washington State University Foundation in accordance with the Floyd family’s wishes, the new fund will support…

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Congratulations to Rice University on $50M Gift

Date: 05/15/2015

The Houston Chronicle publication date: May 14, 2015 A precious gift John and Ann Doerr’s generous donation to Rice University will change lives. The iconic, rose-colored bricks of Rice University are dotted with the names of exceptionally generous donors: Baker, Brochstein, Brown, Duncan and McNair, to name a few. Today another family adds its name…

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Sir Doug Ellis donates £1 million to University of Birmingham

Date: 02/03/2015

Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has donated more than £1 million for a new university school in Birmingham as well as cancer research. The entrepreneur has pledged to hand over £1.1 million to the University of Birmingham , which will split the cash between the school it is building in Selly Oak and…

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Major Gifts Drive Campaign to Best Autumn Ever

Date: 12/29/2014 December 20, 2014 The season just ending was the most successful autumn ever for The Campaign for SDSU. With $18.25 million raised since the fall began, the campaign has reached $545 million of its $750-million goal. SDSU has now received 105 gifts of $1 million or more, and several of these recent large gifts…

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Why a reclusive billionaire decided to give $500 million in art to L.A. museum

Date: 11/14/2014 By David Ng, Suzanne Muchnic A junior talent agent at MCA a half-century ago, Jerry Perenchio was assigned to accompany British actor Charles Laughton as he toured the U.S. giving staged theatrical readings. In his off-hours, Laughton wanted to visit art museums, and Perenchio went along with him. A lifelong fascination with art had…

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Smithsonian Announces $1.5 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Date: 10/21/2014 Published October 20, 2014 The Smithsonian today announced plans to raise $1.5 billion in its first organization-wide fundraising campaign, the largest in history for a cultural institution. The early or “quiet” phase of the campaign began in October 2010; the campaign will continue through 2017. The Smithsonian has raised more than $1 billion, or…

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Shidler ups University of Hawaii business school gift to $100M

Date: 10/20/2014

Pacific Business News Reported by Duane Shimogawa October 17, 2014 Hawaii real estate mogul Jay Shidler is quadrupling his gift to the University of Hawaii business school that bears his name, increasing his initial $25 million gift to a total of $100 million, the largest gift ever from a single donor, university officials said Friday. Shidler,…

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