Donors featured in this weekâs roundup include the family of the late Ray Dolby, who founded Dolby Laboratories and invented the Dolby Sound System.
Roy Vagelos and his wife, Diana, who have backed financial aid with previous gifts, directed $150 million of the donation toward scholarships for low-income medical students.
Other notable gifts include $8 million for a new health complex at Upstate Medical University for services and study related to brain health, including Alzheimerâs disease.
Other notable recent gifts include $15 million for athletics, business, and health program at the University of South Florida. Plus, see more gifts of $1 million or more in our searchable database.
The health gift from Florence Irving, widow of the Sysco Corporation co-founder Herbert Irving, will go toward improving patient care and radiation therapy, creating new surgical practices, and developing new patient therapies.
Other notable gifts include $25 million from David Mortara to the University of California at San Francisco School of Nursing to reduce “alarm fatigue” and $25 million to the University of Texas at Austin.
The latest move, which builds up the coffers of both their foundation and a donor-advised fund, brings their personal giving so far to more than $3.6 billion.
Other notable gifts include $7 million each for the Albany Symphony and the Wichita Community Foundation and $4.5 million from Charles Koch to create a drug-policy center at Ohio State University.
Other notable recent grants include $5 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust for diabetes research and $3.5 million from the Mellon Foundation for the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
The report by Exponent Philanthropy also found that the vast majority prefer to give to nonprofits they already know well.