Fund-Raising

NYU scholarships cover medical school tuition as doctors' debt continues to raise concern

Thanks to fund-raising prowess, NYU takes an ax to medical school tuition where others have used a scalpel. But medical school costs are clearly under the microscope.

Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics want to know more about past agreements

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The Charles Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics still want to know more about past agreements -- specifically whether they allowed the foundation a role in faculty hiring or curricular decisions.

Colleges are turning to women philanthropists as source of new money for fund-raising campaigns

As income grows for women, some are flexing purse strings in philanthropy. Dartmouth alumnae campaign to get $1 million gifts from 100 women.

NRA president's donation to Grinnell prompts policy rewrite and soul-searching

Donation from NRA president helped prompt college to change gift policy, raising questions: If you take someone's money, are you endorsing them? What if he boasts of getting professors "giddy" about shooting guns?

Personal giving pushes donations to colleges and universities to new level in 2017

Alumni donors help push charitable totals to $43.6 billion in 2017.

Colby College's fund-raising campaign goes public quickly

Colby took a campaign public after just a year in the silent phase, and it hasn’t emphasized its end date. That strategy reflects changes in what colleges hope to accomplish and whom they hope to reach with large fund-raising efforts.

Disagreement over Gies College of Business name exposes fund-raising tensions

The donor behind the newly named Gies College of Business wasn’t controversial at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But faculty members worry the next donor could be.

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$80 Million Gift for Western State Colorado

Western State Colorado University on Thursday announced an $80 million gift to support a new school of computer science and engineering. The gift is from an alumnus, Paul M. Rady, chief executive officer of Colorado-based Antero Resources and Antero Midstream.

Check out other large gifts to higher education in Inside Higher Ed's fund-raising databases.

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Gift to Spelman Is Largest of Books to HBCU

Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, has donated more than 14,000 volumes to Spelman College in what is believed to be the largest donation of books to a historically black college. The volumes include an autographed first edition of James Baldwin’s second play, Blues for Mister Charlie, and an autographed first edition of Wole Soyinka’s The Interpreters, originally published in 1965. Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986.

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