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Duke Receives $100 Million Gift From Duke Endowment

Duke University has received a $100 million gift that will, among other things, help it carry out ambitious plans for...
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Report Documents Rise of ‘Donor Collectives’ in College Sports

New York Times identifies 120 groups raising tens of millions of dollars for players and teams, reshaping the economics of big-time football and raising tax and gender equity issues.

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‘Cancel Culture’ or Fundraising Gone Awry?

A Republican former congressman helped raise nearly $1 million to fund a center in his name at California Lutheran University. Now he’s suing the institution, and donors want refunds.


Creating an Evergreen Fundraising Communications Strategy

The time between campaigns offers a unique opportunity to focus on branding.

Michael Schneider, president of McPherson College

A Tiny Kansas College’s Billion-Dollar Gift

McPherson College has joined several small liberal arts colleges in the country with large endowments. Observers say the gift is a “dramatic” example of fundraising success.

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Hope College Bets on Tuition-Free Program

Hope College lets a small group of students attend for free and asks them to donate money to the institution after they graduate. An effort to raise $1 billion to expand the pilot program campuswide is going slowly.

Donor Drama Costs Coastal Carolina Major Gift

Coastal Carolina University was set to receive a $95 million donation in 2020, the largest gift in its history, but...
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Dealing With Disreputable Donors

Bard College president Leon Botstein met with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein on multiple occasions, raising thorny ethical questions about accepting donations.