Endowments

Honda Pledges $1M to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Improve Mobility for all Children
June 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced a $1 million gift from Honda to establish the Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement designed to enhance pediatric mobility. The center will become the first of its kind to provide not only comprehensive gait analysis, but also spine motion analysis, sports performance programs and injury prevention. In addition,…

Andrew Forrest Gives $298M to Causes Covering Health, Education and Fighting Modern Slavery
May 23, 2017 at 10:45 am

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest on Monday made the country's biggest philanthropic gift by a living individual, donating $298 million to causes covering health, education and fighting modern slavery. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sang the praises of the one-third owner of world No. 4 iron ore producer Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, who has faced occasional…

New York Public Library Receives $15M Gift
May 16, 2017 at 11:48 am

Philanthropist and New York Public Library Trustee Katharine J. Rayner has given the Library a $15 million gift to strengthen and advance the institution’s internationally-renowned research collections. The major gift, announced at the Library’s Board of Trustees meeting, establishes the “Katharine J. Rayner Fund for Special Collections,” which will fund the Library’s acquisition of special…

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Receives $110M Gift
May 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has received $110 million—the largest private donation in the history of California State University—from William and Linda Frost, Cal State alumni who have worked extensively with administrators for more than a decade “to transform science and mathematics education at Cal Poly,” school officials announced Wednesday. Much of the donation will…

UCLA Team in Carbon XPRIZE Competition Receives $1.5M Donation
May 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

UCLA has received a generous $1.5 million gift from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support faculty members competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. The funds will support the team’s efforts to develop a process for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into a material that can be used in building and…

Television Legend Donald P. Bellisario Endows College of Communications
April 26, 2017 at 8:52 am

Donald P. Bellisario, a 1961 Penn State graduate and the creator of programs who changed the landscape of American television, has made one of the largest gifts in the history of the university. The acclaimed writer, producer and director of shows such as "Magnum P.I.," "Quantum Leap" and "NCIS" has committed $30 million to support communications…

$5M Donation to Enable Native American Museum in Ohio
April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

A $5 million donation to a university in Northeast Ohio will enable construction of a museum centering on Native American artifacts and research. University of Akron president Matthew Wilson said the donation from Jim and Vanita Oelschlager will be used to construct The Oak Native American Museum, as part of the Institute for Human Science…

USF Receives Landmark $10M Gift to Advance Catholic Education, Leadership
April 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Joan McGrath and her husband, Robert, have donated $10 million to the University of San Francisco to dramatically expand scholarships for Catholic school teaching programs at USF’s School of Education, create a new multidisciplinary student leadership institute and endow scholarships for undergraduate students to enroll in international immersion opportunities. The McGrath gift represents the largest…

Southeastern Louisiana University Receives $10M Donation
April 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

Southeastern Louisiana University receives a $10 million bequest, the largest single donation in its history. SLU spokesperson Mike Rivault says Seth Ryan, a graduate from the Class of 1953, became an anonymous donor 15 years ago. He says Ryan donated much of his estate to the university when he passed away several weeks ago. “Because…