Washington, April 24, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Rich Mintz thinks college fund raising needs serious help.
DES MOINES, Iowa, The Associated Press — A mystery is unfolding in the world of college fundraising: During the past few weeks, at least nine universities -- including two in North Carolina -- have received gifts totaling more than $45 million, and the schools had to promise not to try to find out the giver's identity.
April 15th, 2009, Michigan Daily — Facing an economy filled with tight wallets and the word recession in the air, many colleges across the country are cutting back on their fundraising and development staffs. But in an interview yesterday, Vice President for Development Jerry May said the University isn’t following the trend.
NEW YORK, April 9, 2009 — Two of New York City’s highest-performing nonprofit, public charter school management organizations – Uncommon Schools and the Success Charter Network – will receive a total of $2.5 million to fund schools that provide a high quality public education for thousands more city students, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today.
AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2009 — As part of a scholarship program unique in the type of students it supports and its retention rates that far exceed the national average, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's Dell Scholars Program today awarded 300 students with $6,000,000 in college scholarship funds. To date, the Dell Scholars Program has awarded 1,250 scholarships and paid out $25 million in scholarship funds.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April, 9, 2009 — Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF), the national nonprofit leader in bridging the digital and academic divides, announced today a nationwide $180 million matching grant initiative for schools.
New Haven, Conn., April 3, 2009 — President Richard C. Levin announced today that Yale has received a $50 million gift to establish the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
April 8, 2009 — Montclair State University has been the recipient of the largest anonymous gift in its history. The University was presented with a surprise $5 million gift by a representative of the donor late last week. Most of the funds are designated for scholarships for women and minorities. The University has absolutely no information about the identity of the donor, but the representative of the donor is from a bona fide and substantial organization.
Princeton, N.J., April 7, 2009, The Daily Princetonian — Revised projections that the University endowment will lose 30 percent of its value by the end of this fiscal year have forced administrators to cut next year’s budget by $88 million, President Tilghman announced in an e-mail to the campus community Monday morning.