A college looking to expand its donor base might not naturally look to Lauren Wong.
“I’m terrible at helping raise money,” concedes Wong, a 2010 graduate of Claremont McKenna College. “It’s not one of my strengths, but I am very good at listening to people.”
In better economic times, colleges often blew past capital campaign goals well before deadline. These days, just getting there can be a struggle.
Defying trends, Mellon Foundation puts up $10 million to get the state of Wisconsin to do the same for its flagship university.
Florida State allows donor-approved board right to veto hires. Did university give away too much? Does it matter that a Koch brother is involved?
The late Constantine Papadakis revived an endangered Drexel. His successor, John Fry, wants to revive nearby neighborhoods, too.
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