Fund-Raising/Development

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.

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First they got tenure, then they got $100K

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First they got tenure at Colby College. Then they each got $100,000, no strings attached. Could the Haynesville Project be the new donation paradigm?

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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.

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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.

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U of Miami ousts law dean, apparently over insufficient fundraising

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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Experts respond to questions about college fundraising and HR functions during the crisis

Experts respond to reader-generated questions about fundraising during the crisis and how to manage human resources as colleges shift to online instruction.

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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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Hampshire College looks for partner, may not enroll freshmen in fall

Hampshire College, the nearly 50-year-old experiment in self-directed education, facing "bruising financial and demographic realities," looks for a partner.

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