Fund-Raising/Development

Koch agreements with George Mason gave foundation role in faculty hiring and oversight

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George Mason says some of its past donor agreements with Charles Koch Foundation have afforded the organization a say in faculty appointments, in violation of the norms of academic freedom.

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.

Investor's $75M gift to Hopkins philosophy department shows breadth and potential of fund-raising

Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.

University of Louisville pursues different strategies for different scandals

U of Louisville didn’t try to defend itself over harsh criticisms of its foundation. But when NCAA faulted powerful coach for failing to prevent a prostitution scandal, it was another matter.

Critics question spending librarian's donation on scoreboard

Alumnus and longtime library employee left largely unrestricted bequest to U of New Hampshire. It is spending $100,000 on the library and $1 million on a video scoreboard for the football stadium.

Wayne State Donor Agreement Goes Under the Microscope

Pizza baron's gift to Wayne State business school draws scrutiny over provisions requiring consulting with donors on certain courses and stipulations on what a dean should be paid.

When a major donor can't complete a pledge

A medical school building keeps its name at Marian University in Indianapolis, even after the man it's named for can't fulfill a $48 million pledge.

Universities try new ways to reach recent graduates, especially those with debt

Colleges expand efforts to raise money from recent graduates. But Northeastern campaign that was widely mocked online shows that raising money from those repaying student loans isn't easy.

Rhode Island governor tapped public college foundations to pay for state business

Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island's governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.

Giving to colleges hits another record high; wealthy institutions get the most

As charitable donations to higher education soar to a new record high, the richest institutions continue to distance themselves from the rest.

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