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.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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.
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.