Fund-Raising / Development

Whitman College faculty question Koch Foundation grant

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Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

Drake fund-raising campaign on track despite breaking rules

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Despite an unconventional structure and a public launch in the middle of the economic downturn, Drake U. administrators are hopeful for outcome of $200 million campaign.

Regaining Confidence

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Fund-raising officials see U. of Southern California's announcement of $6 billion campaign as indication of optimism in the development market.

Verging on App-Aesthetic

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Colleges use quirky, game-oriented microsites to recruit prospective students and reconnect with alumni.

Marital Difficulties

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Controversy at U. of Vermont raises questions about vetting of presidential partners and spouses and what their roles should be.

Anatomy of an Alumnus

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A college looking to expand its donor base might not naturally look to Lauren Wong.

“I’m terrible at helping raise money,” concedes Wong, a 2010 graduate of Claremont McKenna College. “It’s not one of my strengths, but I am very good at listening to people.”

Over the Top

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In better economic times, colleges often blew past capital campaign goals well before deadline. These days, just getting there can be a struggle.

Boost for the Humanities

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Defying trends, Mellon Foundation puts up $10 million to get the state of Wisconsin to do the same for its flagship university.

Who Controls a Grant?

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Florida State allows donor-approved board right to veto hires. Did university give away too much? Does it matter that a Koch brother is involved?

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