Education

Strada Education Network Announces $6.5M Gift to the Jackie Robinson Foundation
March 20, 2017 at 8:45 am

Strada Education Network, formerly USA Funds, announced a $6.5 million grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to support its mission of education and leadership development. The grant is the largest single donation to JRF since its founding by Rachel Robinson in 1973, the year after the death of her husband, sports and social justice icon…

$50M Endowment Establishes New Computer Science, Engineering School at UW
March 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The University of Washington took an ambitious step today to assert its leadership in computer science education, research and entrepreneurial innovation with the establishment of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. The Board of Regents voted to name the school after Allen—the internationally renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and computing pioneer—in recognition of…

Someone Donated $1M to Fund New York Times Subscriptions for Students
March 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

An anonymous donor contributed $1 million to a pool that will fund free access to NYTimes.com for students across the U.S., the New York Times said in a press release. The $1 million donation was one of more than 15,000 collected by NYT since it launched its "Sponsor a Subscription" program on Feb. 3. Besides news…

Charles Koch Foundation Gives $2.2M to Penn Law School
March 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

The Charles Koch Foundation has a given a grant of up to $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School for research on ways to improve fairness in the criminal justice system. The funding will go to the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the law school. The center focuses on…

Nonprofit Accuses Rogers State University Foundation of Fraud
March 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

A nonprofit corporation that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children with disabilities has filed a lawsuit accusing Rogers State University Foundation of fraud. The Rogers State University (RSU) Foundation is accused of scheming to manipulate Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding Center into agreeing to raise $1.3 million for land previously donated to the university for Bit by…

Chance the Rapper Announces $1M Donation to Chicago Public Schools
March 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

Chance the Rapper held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago to announce that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions,” he said. He later revealed that he and Common will speak on the phone to discuss further funding. The…

Harvard University Names Rihanna Humanitarian of the Year
February 24, 2017 at 6:20 am

Rihanna is Harvard-bound—not to study, but to pick up the university's prestigious Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. The Barbados-born singer will receive her award next Tuesday at the university. "Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,"…

A Parent’s Guide to Motivating Fundraisers
February 22, 2017 at 10:17 am

I know that recognition is the most impactful approach for motivating fundraisers as I have worked in peer-to-peer fundraising for over 25 years. I should have known that this would be the key area of impact for my grandson. I just didn’t make the connection until recently...

MacArthur Foundation Announces 100&Change Semi-Finalists
February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

The MacArthur Foundation has chosen eight semi-finalists for 100&Change, a competition awarding a $100 million grant to the nonprofit or for-profit organization with the most distinguished, world-changing proposal. Submitted ideas include changing the way we care for orphans, treating blindness in Africa, providing virtual access to specialty medical care for the underprivileged and more...

Indianapolis Club Rewards Perseverance
February 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

Each day we work hard to promote our specific organizations and promote our profession. Without a chance to view other organizational activities, this could lead to tunnel vision and singular focus. If you are fortunate, you will be able to witness concepts in our profession placed in action by other organizations also dedicated to enhancing our profession. I recently took advantage of an invitation to attend a special event, and I am very glad I did...