Items Tagged ‘Philanthropy’

September 6th, 2012

Weavers Donate $7 Million to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville

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Saying they were motivated by their commitment to better the Jacksonville community and improve the lives of its citizens, Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver have donated $7 million to the new multidisciplinary simulation center at the Mayo Clinic… “The age of simulation training is here, and studies show its enormous potential for improving the quality […]

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May 22nd, 2012

May 22: Philanthropy News

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Spreading gospels of wealth ‎The Economist EVEN more private jets than usual landed at Santa Barbara airport on May 9th, as some 35 billionaires and a score or so of spouses flew in for Washington University receives $8 million to lead international … ‎Washington University in St. Louis News … receives $8 million to lead […]

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May 18th, 2012

May 18: Philanthropy News

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United Arab Emirates ambassador announces $5 million gift to help … ‎Minneapolis Star Tribune The rebuilding of the Joplin hospital destroyed by a tornado last year is getting a big boost from the United Arab Emirates — a $5 million gift for Weavers lead $1.2 million hospital donation ‎Florida Times-Union Former Jacksonville Jaguars owners Wayne […]

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May 8th, 2012

May 8: Philanthropy News

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Giving It Away: Hedgies vs. Techs ‎CNBC.com Rather, the hedgies and techies look for non-profits that are as inventive as they are. “They give to change the world.’ Flessner says Stanford Launches $1 Billion Campaign to Advance New Era in … ‎MarketWatch The medical center is already halfway to its goal, with $500 million in […]

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May 4th, 2012

May 4: Philanthropy News

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GiveMN surpasses $50 million in charitable donations ‎Minnesota Public Radio Just two and a half years after launching, the philanthropic website GiveMN has surpassed $50 million in charitable donations New $1.2B fundraising push will benefit University of Kansas, KU … ‎Bizjournals.com The Kansas University Endowment is launching a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign to back the […]

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May 3rd, 2012

May 3: Philanthropy News

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The worst way to judge a charity ‎Los Angeles Times Comparing administrative costs is the worst way to judge a charity. By Jack Shakely Donating to charity is a worthy action. But which charity? Simons Foundation awards $60 million to UC Berkeley for computing … ‎Daily Californian … health care and climate modeling, according to […]

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May 1st, 2012

May 1: Philanthropy News

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Alfred Mann Foundation $100M deal with Purdue collapses ‎Journal and Courier A foundation that pledged $100 million to help Purdue University commercialize its research has backed out of the deal. The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for As More Charities Promote Matching Gifts, Donors Grow Skeptical of Campaign Pleas Chronicle of Philanthropy If the summertime mailing […]

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April 24th, 2012

Philanthropy News: April 24

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The Giving Pledge Signs On 12 More Wealthy Americans Including … ‎Forbes Twelve more of America’s wealthiest individuals and families have signed … the most notable are Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank, Tesla’s Elon Musk Minn. Nonprofits $41 Million Claim against Wells Fargo Upheld ‎The Nonprofit Quarterly In addition to a $41 million award to […]

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April 10th, 2012

April 10: Philanthropy News

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Hospital closes in on $26M goal ‎Pocono Record The Hughes family jump-started the current campaign with a $5.25 million donation. Vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur, ESSA Bank & Trust and the PMC Auxiliary $1 million gift will help U-M seek individualized treatments for … ‎AnnArbor.com A $1 million gift to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression […]

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April 6th, 2012

April 6: Philanthropy News

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Dartmouth College names medical school after Dr. Seuss and wife … ‎MassLive.com Dr. Seuss, who wasn’t really a doctor at all, would probably be tickled to know that a prestigious medical school has been named after him. GE Announces First Winners of Healthy Imagination Cancer Challenge Philanthropy News Digest General Electric has announced the winners […]

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