Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Duke's New Sanford School of Public Policy Receives $5.75 Million Gift
October 20, 2009

DURHAM, N.C., October 20, 2009 — A $5.75 million gift from Duke University trustee David Rubenstein allowed the Sanford School of Public Policy to meet a $40 million fundraising target in time for its inauguration as Duke’s 10th school, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday.

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Agree to Boost Capital Campaign at Weill Cornell Medical College With $170 Million Cash Payment of Pledge
April 7, 2009

NEW YORK, April 7, 2009 — Cornell University announced today that Joan and Sanford I. Weill agreed to the University's request to accelerate the fulfillment of their pledge toward its $4 billion capital campaign, including Weill Cornell Medical College's $1.3 billion "Discoveries That Make a Difference" fundraising drive. By fulfilling their pledge with a $170 million cash payment, the Weills are responding with a decisive boost to the Medical College's capital campaign at a time when the University's endowment has been significantly diminished by the current economic challenges. Mr. and Mrs. Weill's 2007 pledge is believed to be the single largest gift given to a medical college.

More, More, More!
December 1, 2007

What day is it? In the span of only a few weeks, I received four wall calendars, a personalized pocket planner, a checkbook-sized calendar and a wallet-sized booklet calendar. Not unusual at first glance. But that’s just the beginning! Two of the wall calendars also had back-end premium offers; the pocket planner came with a funky flat pen; and the checkbook-sized calendar came with lots of seriously glitzy stickers and other fun goodies.

The Importance of ‘Thank You’
January 1, 2006

As your mother said, saying “thank you” is really important. For nonprofit organizations, it’s essential. In fact, if you don’t express gratitude quickly and well, your donors are likely to give somewhere else.