Fund-Raising

JPMorgan's $600 million in grants for career education and community colleges

Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.

Admissions scandal focuses attention on legal donations by parents of applicants

Admissions scandal focuses attention on donations from parents of applicants. Should Congress do something about such philanthropy?

Large donation to a small community college changes the outlook on fund-raising by two-year institutions

A $5 million donation may seem like small change in the era of Bloomberg's billions. But at community colleges the impact can be dramatic.

Fund-raising in times of crisis is a tough balancing act

Fallout from on-campus tragedies and athletic program controversies prompts donors to circle the wagons -- or flee.

New book renews debate about donor influence

New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed.

Professors question big donation at Saint Louis University because of conditions attached

Record $50 million gift to Saint Louis University gave donors the right to help pick head of research institute and give that person a faculty title. Professors see dangerous erosion of academic values.

Growing needs and changing demographics strain college fund-raising

Colleges with increasingly diverse student bodies are recognizing that development staff members remain overwhelmingly white.

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.

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