Education

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Donates $47.5M for New Rehab Hospital
November 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will donate $47.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital as part of the redevelopment and modernization of the University of Utah’s health sciences campus. The 75-bed hospital, to be named the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, will be one of the most advanced rehabilitation facilities in the nation and…

Friend of Caltech Makes Landmark Gift to Build a Better World
November 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

“You ought to leave the world better than you found it,” engineer Allen Davis was known to say. And he did: Davis, who passed away at age 91 in 2015, left more than $60 million from his estate to Caltech. Aiming to advance science and education for the benefit of humankind, Davis  directed his bequest to…

Ken Griffin Gives $125M to University of Chicago
November 1, 2017 at 10:51 am

A flood of money is pouring into the state’s top schools as the University of Chicago and University of Illinois have landed some of their largest-ever single donations within a week of each other. Ken Griffin, the richest man in Illinois, committed $125 million to U. of C.’s economics department, university leaders will announce Wednesday. It…

U of I College of Business Receives $150M Naming Gift
October 30, 2017 at 11:51 am

The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. The gift, announced today, will accelerate progress toward being recognized as the best and most innovative business school in the nation. This monumental gift comes from Chicago…

Couple Donate $150M to University of Illinois
October 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

The University of Illinois has received its largest-ever donation—a $150 million gift—from the head of a Chicago private equity firm, school officials announced Thursday. The gift from Larry Gies, chief executive of Madison Industries, and his wife, Beth, means the university’s business school at the Urbana-Champaign campus will now be known as the Gies College…

Eagles Defensive End Chris Long Is Donating His Salary
October 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Chris Long is donating the rest of his year’s salary to increase educational equality. The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Va. Now, he’s using the next 10 to launch the "Pledge 10 for Tomorrow" campaign. ”My wife and I have…

University of Illinois Launches Multibillion-Dollar Fundraising Campaign
October 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

The University of Illinois is launching a multibillion-dollar fundraising campaign across its three campuses, university officials announced this month, a massive effort that continues a series of expansive planning moves in the wake of the state budget impasse. The Urbana-Champaign campus seeks to collect $2.25 billion in public and private donations over the next five…

NIH Awards Nearly $10M to UCLA Center for Autism Research, Treatment
October 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant. The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research…

UNC Aims High in New Fundraising Campaign
October 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

UNC-Chapel Hill will announce a drive to raise $4.25 billion by the end of 2022 in what would be the largest campaign in the Southeast and the second-highest total among public universities. In a celebration Friday and throughout the weekend, university leaders are unveiling a campaign that has been quietly underway for three years. Already,…

University of Maryland to Receive $219.5M Donation
October 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

The University of Maryland will receive almost $220 million, the largest donation in its history, from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. The donation of $219,486,000 will create and fund a variety of need-based scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty positions, programs and infrastructure for this university and its engineering school, which bears Clark's name.…