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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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The Philanthropy Outlook is Making Headlines

Date: 02/26/2015

Several publications have already written on The Philanthropy Outlook. In case you missed them, here are links to the articles. We’ll continue to add to this list as it grows. The Chronicle of Philanthropy The NonProfit Times Nonprofit Quarterly Philanthropy News Digest Fundraising Success ThinkAdvisor Texasnonprofits Harlem Ebola Action Response Team (Heart) Find the full…

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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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Finding the Cash for Big Arts Projects

Date: 01/15/2015

The Wall Street Journal By Jennifer Smith January 14, 2015 From Museum Mile to the High Line, many of the city’s major cultural institutions are in the midst of costly real estate or strategic projects this year. That means arts fundraisers must polish their pitches, woo patrons with creative naming opportunities—your family name on the…

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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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Los Angeles Philharmonic receiving $20-million gift from David Bohnett

Date: 12/12/2014 By David Ng The Los Angeles Philharmonic is receiving a $20-million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bohnett, the orchestra announced Wednesday. The gift, which is the second largest in the orchestra’s history, is being made in recognition of Deborah Borda, the orchestra’s president and chief executive.. Bohnett has served on the orchestra’s board…

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Historic $130 million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Date: 11/28/2014

On November 20, 2014, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto (U of T) announced the creation of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (the Centre) funded by an unprecedented donation of $130 million from the Rogers family – the largest monetary gift ever made to…

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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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