Education

Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $10M to Advance Health Using Big Data
August 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is helping to guide UC San Francisco into a new era of computational science and medicine, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UCSF. Butte, who leads UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences (IHCS), believes that the “trillion points of data” already in the public…

CFRE International Now Offers a Practice Exam
July 25, 2017 at 11:49 am

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International recently released its Practice Exam, a Web-based tool to help fundraisers prepare for the CFRE exam. The questions in the practice exam are written in a “similar style and degree of difficulty to those contained in the CFRE exam...

Penn State Philanthropy Campaign Ahead of Schedule in First Year
July 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

"A Greater Penn State” is proving to be pretty great so far. The university's five-year fundraising campaign has just closed out its first year. With 20 percent of the effort in the bag, officials say it is ahead of schedule. In fact, it has already eclipsed the $300 million raised in the 1986 to 1990…

Harold Alfond Foundation Pledges $7.5M to Drive Transformational Change in Professional Graduate Education
July 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

The Harold Alfond Foundation has announced a $7.5 million challenge grant to the University of Maine System to support the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The grant represents the largest private gift to a multi-campus effort in the University System’s history. The Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies (the Maine Center) will combine the…

6 Great Summer Reads for Fundraisers
June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on good books. Not only salacious romance novels and suspenseful mysteries, but also reading that can advance your skills, career and overall perspective. Looking for a management page-turner? A book about a nonprofit pioneer that you just can’t put down?...

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $5M to Home Downpayments for Teachers
June 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

When housing costs too much or educators have to commute from far away, there’s rapid teacher turnover that hurts students. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropy vehicle is funding home downpayment assistance for roughly 60 educators and support staff at three schools near Facebook’s headquarters. The $45 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $5…

Michael Bloomberg Gives $75M to Shed Arts Center
May 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires. They include Stephen M. Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, and Barry Diller, the media…

Shawn Carter Foundation, eBay for Charity Partner for College Campaign
May 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

Ms. Gloria Carter, co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation (and Jay Z's mom), and eBay for Charity are partnering for the first time to help underprivileged youth pursue college educations. The eBay for Charity auctions campaign launched May 15 and will run through May 24, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Shawn Carter Foundation’s…

Robin Hood Raises $54.5M at NY Benefit
May 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm

The Robin Hood Foundation raised $54.5 million at its benefit Monday night, revved up by a new leader and a $15 million challenge grant by billionaire Ken Griffin, founder of hedge fund firm Citadel. Robin Hood will use the money to fight poverty in New York City under incoming CEO Wes Moore, the U.S. Army…