Endowments

Levitetz $2M Gift Supports Orthopaedic Department
August 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

The Levitetz Family Foundation and Jeff Levitetz, philanthropist and longtime supporter of Cleveland Clinic Florida, has made a $2 million gift for Cleveland Clinic Florida’s nationally ranked Orthopaedic Surgery Department. His gift is being recognized with the naming of The Levitetz Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Florida by U.S. News &…

Bill Gates Reduces Microsoft Stake with $4.6B Donation
August 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

Bill Gates has given away $4.6 billion to charity in his largest donation since 2000. He remains the world's richest person, despite giving away 64 million shares in Microsoft.The shares are equivalent to 5 percent of his total fortune, currently estimated to be $89.9 billion. Since 1994,  Gates and his wife Melinda have given away a…

$10M Gift to Support Students at Kelley School of Business, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
August 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Indiana University has announced a $10 million gift from anonymous donors to support undergraduate and graduate students at both the Kelley School of Business and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The gift is composed of two equal endowments of $5 million that will create financial aid opportunities at each school. "This remarkably generous gift…

Planned Parenthood Gets Huge Donation, Plans 'State-of-the-Art' Minneapolis Clinic
August 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Uptown Minneapolis is due for a makeover. And now it's getting one, thanks to a massive donation to the regional branch of the women's health care clinic. A recent $6.5 million donation will help pay for replacing the existing clinic with a "state of the art" facility, Planned Parenthood Minnesota,…

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…

International African American Museum Receives $500K Donation From Michelin
August 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

When last we spoke with International African American Museum president Michael Moore earlier this month, he promised a few six- and seven-figure donations would soon be announced. And the man tasked with raising $25 million in private funding for the museum wasn’t lying. On Monday, the museum announced a $500,000 corporate investment from the Michelin…

Facebook Pledges Funding to Nonprofit Election Security Group
July 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Just last week, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center launched Defending Digital Democracy, an across-the-aisles bipartisan effort to find ways to protect against election hacking. The group includes campaign managers from Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns, as well Google and Facebook security staffers. A new report says that Facebook will also provide an initial…

Buffett Makes $3M Donation to Children's Museum
July 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

The Children's Museum of Illinois will expand next summer with a two-story exhibit focused on law enforcement, funded by a $3 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, museum officials announced Thursday. The 7,000-square-foot expansion will be called "Heroes Hall," executive director Amber Kaylor said. “We came up with the idea, put together a…

A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Provides $10M Transformational Donation
July 12, 2017 at 11:02 am

Boulder Crest Retreat announces a $10 million donation from the  A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. This is the largest gift in Boulder Crest Retreat's history. The gift provides the capacity to expand its programs to the western U.S. for veterans and families who are healing from combat-related stress. After 16 years of war, the longest…

March of Dimes, Amerigroup Foundation Continue Efforts to Prevent Premature Births
July 3, 2017 at 10:57 am

Prematurity is the No. 1 killer of babies in the U.S., and babies born even a few weeks early have higher rates of illness and hospitalization compared to full-term newborns. March of Dimes received a $50,000 Amerigroup Foundation grant to help prevent premature birth and improve the health of moms and babies. This grant was…