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.
June 5, 2009, CHARLESTON, W.Va., The Charleston Gazette — When Bernie Schultz, dean of West Virginia University's College of Creative Arts, came to WVU in 1977, he hoped to one day have an art museum.
June 6, 2009, New Haven, Conn., The Wall Street Journal — Richard Levin, the longest serving president in the Ivy League, had enjoyed a charmed run at Yale. In his first 15 years Yale's endowment notched up the best returns of any university's, and its innovative investment strategy became a model for many others. Mr. Levin rode the bull market to restore morale, launch a building spree, and strengthen the school in sciences and internationally. Yale dollars even spruced up shabby New Haven.
PURCHASE, N.Y., June 1, 2009 — The PepsiCo Foundation has awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to the Purchase College Foundation for the Baccalaureate and Beyond Center at Purchase College. The Center, serving students studying the liberal arts, was established by Purchase College to expand educational opportunities for a wider and a more diverse number of students from community colleges. With this funding, students will be able to complete their associate studies and attain baccalaureate degrees.
Minneapolis, Minn., June 8, 2009 — U.S. schools ended a record-breaking 2008-2009 year by redeeming a staggering $50.6 million in Box Tops coupons, an increase of 19 percent from last school year. The achievement gives school supporters 300 million reasons to celebrate as Box Tops for Education announced today that parents, teachers and community members have reached a new milestone, earning $300 million to support education since the popular fundraising program's launch in 1996. The cash earned through the program helps fill gaps in school budgets, funding essential items such as computers, books, supplies and uniforms.
FAIRFAX, Va., June 4, 2009 — Datatel, Inc. today announced that it has signed a partner agreement with HEP Development Services to help higher education institutions boost monetary donations by coupling individual donors with affiliated corporations that will match or increase their contribution. By using HEP’s E-Match™ – a link installed on the institution’s website giving page – donors can verify instantly whether their gift can be matched, and will be provided with “how to” instructions and a link for downloading the applicable matching forms.
June 3, 2009, Bloomberg — Dartmouth College, alma mater of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, sold $250 million of 10-year notes, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
June 3, 2009 — The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced a $2.5 million investment to identify promising strategies to dramatically improve college success rates, especially among those students least prepared for college-level work.