Stephen Schwarzmanâs donation to his alma mater will fund efforts to improve technology education.
Other notable contributions include $35 million to a Florida hospital from three donors, and a mansion on 100 acres, worth $30 million, which was given to create a museum dedicated to the music of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood.
The largest sums will go to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. Also, Babson College gets a $36 million donation for programs and a new building, and the University of Texas at Austin receives $25 million for the School of Social Work.
Rich people are often bombarded with gift requests. The Chronicle mined its recent coverage for the best suggestions on how fundraisers can elevate their organizationâs pitch above the din.
People who are childless are more likely than others to surprise nonprofits by leaving money to them in their wills. Because baby boomers are more likely than other generations to be childless, those surprises may grow more common.
Never married, divorced, and childless donors dot the ranks of the biggest philanthropists in the United States.
Also, Hofstra University gets $61 million for its school of medicine, and the University of Notre Dame receives $15 million for a recreation center.
Cast aside assumptions and stereotypes, but donât ignore a donorâs cultural background.
Also, Dakota State University gets $30 Million for computer science, and Gordon Getty pledges $15 million to create an honors college at U. of San Francisco.
Renee and Bob Parsons plan to rev up their giving to shed most of their $2.7 billion to help veterans, women, the underprivileged, and others.ââ