The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Education http://philanthropy.com/topic/Education/245/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:25:04 EDT <![CDATA[How the University of South Alabama Won $50-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144593/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-the-University-of-South/144593/ The institution didn't have a development office until 2002, but the bonds a president built with two brothers produced a substantial donation.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Youthful Friendship Bears Fruit Decades Later for Georgetown U.]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144585/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Youthful-Friendship-Bears/144585/ Georgetown President John DeGioia met Frank McCourt on campus 40 years ago and many years later sparked the real-estate mogul's interest in making a public-policy school a reality.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Student Housing Receives $350-Million From Philanthropists]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144569/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Student-Housing-Receives/144569/ Donors seek to build complexes to increase enrollment and to house graduate students from varying disciplines together to avoid the isolation they sometimes feel.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Dallas Heiress Bets on Science to Solve Today’s Problems]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144579/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dallas-Heiress-Bets-on-Science/144579/ Lyda Hill, the granddaughter of an oil tycoon, is the only living single woman to make the Philanthropy list of most generous donors.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Legacies: Fred Kavli, Creator of Research Prizes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143409/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Legacies-Fred-Kavli-Creator/143409/ The entrepreneur's fund has steered $200-million to research institutes since 2000.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[3 Seattle Nonprofits Share $137-Million Trust]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143425/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Seattle-Nonprofits-Share/143425/ Seattle Children's Hospital will get 40 percent of the trust's annual income. The University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army’s Northwest Division will each get 30 percent.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraiser Training and Collaboration Pay Off at U. of Michigan]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142393/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-Training-and/142393/ The institution trains students for careers in seeking gifts and nurtures its staff with lots of professional-development opportunities.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hardships and Lessons of Work in Poor Countries]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141723/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-HardshipsLessons-of/141723/ In a new book, Jim Ziolkowski tells about leaving a fast-track career path to create BuildOn, a charity that works with young people to construct schools.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grandiose Idea Attracts Donors to Khan Academy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140991/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grandiose-Idea-Attracts-Donors/140991/ Salman Khan's free online education service got its start because donors were intrigued by his ambition of using technology to reach tens of millions of students.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraiser’s Courtship of Secretive Trust Lands $250-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140979/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-s-Courtship-of/140979/ Richard Trollinger of Centre College did much of his wooing by FedEx, but his persistence paid off with a gift that more than doubled the size of his institution's endowment.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Financier Gives $30-Million to Expand Science Prizes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139773/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Financier-Gives-30-Million-to/139773/ Supporting young talent, says the National Academy of Sciences donor, is an investment in "developing the future."

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Give USC $70-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139331/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dr-DreJimmy-Iovine-Give/139331/ The two music producers gave $35-million each to start a program to help students become entrepreneurs.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Businessman Gives $110-Million to Help Graduate Students]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138983/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Businessman-Gives-110-Million/138983/ Charles Munger donated the money to the University of Michigan to help avoid what he calls the balkanization of academe.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Charity Grows by Aggressively Seeking Government Aid]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138985/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Education-Charity-Grows-by/138985/ Citizen Schools expanded its services to eight states in large part by focusing on ways to attract money from local school districts and federal programs that serve needy students.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Fund Appoints Former College President as New CEO]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138603/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Education-Fund-Appoints-Former/138603/ Judith Shapiro, a retired leader of Barnard, is taking over as head of the Teagle Foundation.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Preschool Programs Could Get Lift From Obama Plan]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138621/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Preschool-Programs-Could-Get/138621/ The federal government would spend $2-billion next year to ensure all kids from needy families participate in early-learning programs.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Boston Effort Boosts Number of Hispanic Kids in Catholic Schools]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138601/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Boston-Effort-Boosts-Number-of/138601/ Foundations are paying a big chunk of the bill to help more Latinos attend parochial institutions.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charging for Its Services Helped Charity Win Over Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138329/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charging-for-Its-Services/138329/ CollegeSpring showed donors it had a sustainable financial plan and lots of demand from low-income students in need of tutoring for the SAT college-entrance exam.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charity Creates Its Own Evaluation Tools and Wins New Grants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138327/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Creates-Its-Own/138327/ The News Literacy Project conducts surveys of the students and teachers it serves, and the findings offer a powerful way to persuade donors to give.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Small Gifts, Young Supporters, and Smart Spending Pay Off]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138319/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Small-Gifts-Young-Supporters/138319/ Pencils of Promise has built 101 schools in developing countries, largely financed by people who can't afford to write big checks.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Rallies Scholars to Influence Big Decisions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137771/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Rallies-Scholars-to/137771/ The Tobin Project won a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur award for creativity and effectiveness and is seen as model for sparking solutions to problems in a low-cost way.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[University Contest Brings in $7-Million, Mostly in a Day]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137769/ http://philanthropy.com/article/University-Contest-Brings-in/137769/ Columbia University challenged its 16 schools to see which one could produce the most for the institution's annual fund.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gifts to U.S. Colleges Rose 2.3% in 2012, Narrowly Outpacing Inflation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137411/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-to-US-Colleges-Rose/137411/ The growth was well below 2011's 8.2-percent rise and, when adjusted for inflation, came to an increase of just 0.2 percent, says the Council for Aid to Education.

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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:16:00 EST
<![CDATA[Sortable Table: Money Raised by Colleges, 2011-12]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sortable-Table-Money-Raised/137413/ Summary fundraising totals for selected higher-education systems.

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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tech Entrepreneur’s Big Gift Creates Impact-Investing Center]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137185/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tech-Entrepreneur-s-Big-Gift/137185/ James Lee Sorenson has donated $13-million to help the University of Utah start a unit to conduct research and give students a chance to work with social entrepreneurs.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A University Offers Flexibility and Financial Rewards to Keep Fundraisers Happy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136559/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-University-Offers/136559/ Furman University offers bonuses every six months to people who meet or exceed their goals for getting donations. It also offers work-at-home options.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST