Academics are more involved than ever in helping colleges raise money. The Chronicle asked seasoned development professionals how to get the most from them â and avoid pitfalls.
Other notable grants include $25 million from the Schmidt Family Foundation for a science-fellows program and $11 million from the MacArthur Foundation to reduce incarceration.
Families in which women drive or participate equally in giving decisions report greater satisfaction with their lives.
More than 40 percent of respondents in a new study said theyâd give to arts organizations this year but donât necessarily view them as providing cultural experiences.
Plus, St. Norbert College, Kent State University, and three other higher-education institutions receive large donations.
Meanwhile, smaller donors are spreading their help more evenly among those battered by recent storms.
Plus, Las Vegas Sands Corporation and its founder, Sheldon Adelson, create a $4 million fund for mass-shooting survivors and disaster-response groups.
It was a very good week for big gifts, with more than $770 million-worth announced. Other recipients included the University of Maryland ($219.5 million) and the University of Hawaii ($117 million)
Jay Shidler has credited the institution with providing a path to business success and for giving him a sense of place and stability.
The commitment by Steve and Connie Ballmer will go to StriveTogether for a new “Cradle to Career” program, another phase in the coupleâs push to fight intergenerational poverty.