Education

Panda Express Helps Ease Local Budget Crisis
March 26, 2009

Panda Express launches a Community Fundraising program in support of schools and local organizations affected by the budget crisis. Organizations in need of fundraising opportunities are encouraged to contact their local Panda Express restaurant to sign up for a fundraising event where 20 percent of sales during the event will be donated back to the organization. Over $350,000 is expected to be raised during the 12-week program.

U.S. College Endowments Lost 24 Percent in Six Months
March 5, 2009

US colleges and universities lost nearly one-quarter of their endowments' worth in the first half of their fiscal year, forcing them to cut staff and budgets just like corporations hurt by the financial crisis.

College Fundraising Outlook Darkens After Surge
February 25, 2009

Colleges and universities led by Stanford, Harvard and Columbia raised a record $31.6 billion in fiscal year 2008, but their fund-raising outlook has darkened amid the economic crisis.

Lessons Learned
December 1, 2007

The University of California, San Diego is a public university with an enrollment of 27,500 students. It recently announced that it surpassed its seven-year, $1 billion fundraising goal — and did it with more than a month to spare. The university’s capital campaign kicked off in 2000 with a $20 million gift from University of California regent John Moores and his wife, Rebecca, for the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center. The campaign closed this summer with the single largest planned gift in the university’s history: $34 million for cancer research given to the School of Medicine by physician George Ury.