Development / fund raising / alumni affairs

SNHU, other donors guaranteeing education for 1,000 Dreamers

Southern New Hampshire University and several donors want to guarantee an education for 1,000 DACA students.

NRA president's donation to Grinnell prompts policy rewrite and soul-searching

Donation from NRA president helped prompt college to change gift policy, raising questions: If you take someone's money, are you endorsing them? What if he boasts of getting professors "giddy" about shooting guns?

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.

Dozens more colleges will pay endowment taxes if growth rates continue

The number of institutions subject to the newly enacted tax could grow by dozens in future years.

Colby College's fund-raising campaign goes public quickly

Colby took a campaign public after just a year in the silent phase, and it hasn’t emphasized its end date. That strategy reflects changes in what colleges hope to accomplish and whom they hope to reach with large fund-raising efforts.

Disagreement over Gies College of Business name exposes fund-raising tensions

The donor behind the newly named Gies College of Business wasn’t controversial at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But faculty members worry the next donor could be.

GOP tax overhaul would eliminate tax breaks used by colleges and students

Republican tax reform plan would tax large endowments and limit or kill key deductions, including one for student loan interest and another for graduate students.

Colleges and universities set high targets in latest fund-raising campaigns

An increased focus on fund-raising meets a surging stock market to create ideal conditions for campaigns.

University of Wisconsin Naming Partnership approaches halfway point

As deal to keep Wisconsin Business School name intact approaches its halfway mark, donors consider what it means -- and the changing nature of honoring donors.


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