November 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Two anonymous donors have pledged large gifts to Amherst College, in Massachusetts. One of the anonymous donors pledged $100-million and the other pledged $25-million, the college announced this morning. Both donors are graduates of the college, but neither wanted the college to disclose their names.
June 8, 2009, CLEVELAND, The Cleveland Plain Dealer — The chairman of Case Western Reserve University's board of trustees, Charles "Bud" Koch, and his wife, Katie, have made a $5 million pledge to the university.
June 3, 2009, DETROIT, Associated Press — The Ford Foundation has given a boost to the struggling Detroit Symphony Orchestra -- a three-year, $1 million grant to help it expand its donor base.
ATLANTA, May 14, 2009, Associated Press — The housing market may be sputtering, but Habitat for Humanity International is getting a $100 million gift from an Atlanta developer who said his work has offered him a look at the struggle of poor people to find decent housing.
HARTFORD, Conn., April 3, 2009, Newsday — Yale University will use a $50 million gift from a New Jersey couple to launch a new global affairs program designed to better prepare students for careers in diplomacy and other international jobs, school President Richard C. Levin said Friday.
The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach has received a big boost to its long-term financial outlook with a $25-million endowment from the estate of its founder. Dr. Robert Gumbiner, a pioneer in managed healthcare, who established the museum in 1996 and died in January at 85, made the gift to help preserve his cultural legacy.