Education

Why It’s Important to Know the Numbers
October 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

This week, I was having breakfast with an incredible leader. He owns three significant businesses in a metropolitan area and is one of the region’s most respected leaders, fully engaged in the civic affairs and direction. One of his affiliations is with a university. He was sharing with pride the caliber of the university’s current and past presidents and how, while with different leadership styles, they have taken the university to another level...

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Donates $1.5M to Funding Scholarships at UGA
October 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has donated $1 million to the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and $500,000 to the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program. Arthur Blank is the co-founder of The Home Depot and owns the Atlanta football and soccer teams the Falcons and Atlanta United. His wife, Angela Blank, is the director…

Education Dept Approves Conversion of For-Profit Colleges to Nonprofits
September 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

The Education Department will reportedly allow two for-profit colleges to convert to nonprofit colleges. The sales of the schools—Kaplan University and the Art Institutes—were approved by the Education Department, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News. Kaplan is being bought by Purdue University in a deal brought about by former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), who now serves…

Obama Foundation Sets Summit to Promote Civic Engagement
September 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Starting next month, the Obama Foundation will begin a series of one-day training sessions and also will host a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement among students and young adults, officials said Wednesday. In a video, former President Barack Obama said the programming, along with the creation of a fellowship program and the incorporation of…

Hofstra, Northwell Health Name Med School in Honor of Donald, Barbara Zucker
September 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

Hofstra University and Northwell Health announced the naming of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in recognition of the couple’s long-time support. Their recent gifts, totaling $61 million, will support the next generation of health care professionals in medicine, research and nursing, and includes: $50 million to create a permanent endowment…

Gerdin Family Commits $7M for Iowa State's College of Business Expansion
August 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

A $7-million commitment from the Gerdin Charitable Foundation will allow the Iowa State University College of Business to expand its facility, which has become a high priority for the college due to years of growth and record enrollment. The Gerdin family are long-time leaders, friends and donors to the College of Business. Ann and her…

The Importance of ‘Real-Time’ Education
August 18, 2017 at 11:09 am

I was fortunate enough to participate in a session of meetings with national community relations/development leaders of The Salvation Army at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University last week. The Salvation Army was meeting with Lilly representatives to discuss a number of issues, including plans for their involvement with a 2018 National Community Relations/Development Conference in Indianapolis, Ind...

Duke University Sets Record With Close of Historic $3.85B Fundraising Campaign
August 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

Though it reached its goal early, Duke University has closed its largest fundraising campaign, Duke Forward, raising $3.85 billion. And in the process, it set another annual fundraising record. The Duke Forward campaign spanned 7 years. When the university launched the campaign July 1, 2010, it set out to raise $3.25 billion, which it reached…

$10M Gift to Support Students at Kelley School of Business, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
August 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Indiana University has announced a $10 million gift from anonymous donors to support undergraduate and graduate students at both the Kelley School of Business and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The gift is composed of two equal endowments of $5 million that will create financial aid opportunities at each school. "This remarkably generous gift…