Colleges announce capital campaigns after pandemic hiatus

During the pandemic, fundraising mainly supported emergency funds to keep students healthy and enrolled in college. This fall, colleges are unveiling broad capital campaigns that they’d put on hold.


Can young alumni get colleges to drop legacy admissions?

More than 500 people have pledged not to give to colleges that favor alumni children in admissions.

Foundation provides millions for equity in the liberal arts

The Schuler Education Foundation plans to give $500 million to up to 25 liberal arts colleges -- including Bates, Carleton and Union -- to expand access for underserved students.


St. John's College shows a tuition reset can work

St. John’s College is getting closer to raising the money it needs to sustain a $17,000 tuition decrease the college made three years ago.


MacKenzie Scott gifts millions to community colleges, regional colleges and nonprofits

Multimillion-dollar gifts from MacKenzie Scott will allow community and regional colleges to build endowments, fund new student programs and jump-start internal fundraising efforts. Recipients hope other donors will follow suit.


U of Miami ousts law dean, apparently over insufficient fundraising


University boots law dean from post after less than two years, suggesting he’s a better faculty member than a key fundraiser. The law faculty is livid.


Giving to colleges flattens without Bloomberg gift in 2020, ending decade of growth

Higher ed fundraising wakes up to reality a year after flying high with Bloomberg gift. Payouts from donor-advised funds drove an uptick in one giving category.


Survey forecasts ‘dramatic decline’ in fundraising from pandemic

College fundraising revenue will likely decline as a result of the pandemic, a new survey from a consulting firm shows.


SUNY Binghamton receives largest donation in its history

Binghamton University hopes to expand its national profile with a new baseball stadium paid for by an anonymous donor.


Tufts will remove Sackler name from medical campus, drawing rebuke from Purdue Pharma's owners

Tufts will remove the name of a family closely linked to opioids from its medical campus as it releases a report on decades of donations. Family's lawyer calls the decision "intellectually dishonest," but fundraising experts see needed reckoning with the past.



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