Education

Donations to University of Memphis Tiger Fund Set Record
June 30, 2009

June 29, 2009, Memphis Commercial Appeal — A bad economy and the departure of basketball coach John Calipari didn't slow down the University of Memphis' athletic fundraising efforts during the last fiscal year.

Helen Bader Foundation to Permanently Endow Jewish Day School Education over Next Decade
June 25, 2009

June 24, 2009 — The Helen Bader Foundation has announced that it will commit at least $10 million over the next decade to create a permanent endowment for the Helen Bader Scholarship Fund, which has helped low- and middle-income families with the cost of tuition at Milwaukee-area Jewish day schools for nearly 19 years. When mature, the endowment will be administered by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Inc., marking the largest single gift in the Foundation's history.

Resnicks Give $20 Million to Caltech Sustainability Center
June 17, 2009

June 12, 2009, Los Angeles Business Journal — At graduation ceremonies on Friday, Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau announced that Stewart and Lynda Resnick had donated $20 million toward a new sustainability center.

Ex-Bulldog Donates $10 Million to Fresno State
June 17, 2009

June 16, 2009, Fresno Bee — Fresno State athletics received a record donation Tuesday from a newcomer to philanthropy who gave few details about the source of his bounty.

Dartmouth Receives $50 Million Commitment to Support the Visual Arts
June 15, 2009

June 12, 2009 — Dartmouth College has received the largest commitment in its history, $50 million, from an anonymous family. Their extraordinary gift will enable the College to move forward with plans for a visual arts center. The center will break ground in 2010 and serve as an intellectual and cultural hub for the Dartmouth community, revitalizing the arts precinct on the south edge of campus.

Case Western Reserve Gets $5 Million Donation
June 9, 2009

June 8, 2009, CLEVELAND, The Cleveland Plain Dealer — The chairman of Case Western Reserve University's board of trustees, Charles "Bud" Koch, and his wife, Katie, have made a $5 million pledge to the university.