December 20, 2011

December 20: Philanthropy News


Colleges must respect donor intent
Baltimore Sun
December 20, 2011

Regrettably, donor intent abuses by colleges and universities are all too familiar. Just a few years ago, for instance, Princeton University was sued by a ...

Cornell Alumnus Is Behind $350 Million Gift to Build Science ...
New York Times
December 20, 2011

The philanthropy was created in 1982 by Mr. Feeney, who has transferred virtually all of his assets to the charity. It has recently become involved with ...

U.K. Group Ranks U.S. Most Charitable Nation
The NonProfit Times
December 20, 2011

It’s often been said that the United States is the most charitable country in the world, and now there’s more data to prove it.

Gift of digital mammography
Omaha World-Herald
December 20, 2011

Consultants hired by the trust found that the Upper Midwest received 1.3 percent of all philanthropic dollars that went to health care. ...

CTRC Foundation gives $10.2 million for cancer research and care
UTHSC Mission
December 20, 2011

Cancer is the leading cause of death for Texans aged 85 years and younger, claiming the lives of an estimated 38,000 Texans in 2011, with more than 107,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients in the same year

Boris Family makes $5 Million Gift to Surgical Care at St. Joseph's
Canada NewsWire
December 20, 2011

The Boris family's new $5 million gift will be used to acquire the da Vinci SI Surgical Robotic System, along with two state-of-the-art control consoles ...

The Cost of Online Giving
Wall Street Journal
December 20, 2011

Those who run platforms point out that online giving is much less expensive than the overhead costs of 35% to 40% for direct mail and telemarketers. ...

Taking Fund-Raising To a New Level
New York Times
December 20, 2011

“If you don't want your organization to be perceived as an annoying fly,” David Lamb wrote in a 2009 position paper on fund-raising strategy, “your best bet ...

A Foundation Leader With Innovation and Risk-Taking in His DNA
Chronicle of Philanthropy
December 20, 2011

Innovation and risk-taking have been part of his philanthropic DNA. Under his direction, the foundation has been protean in its interests, reaching out to ...

Houston foundation hit by Ponzi scheme
December 20, 2011

The losses incurred by the Houston Athletics Foundation could have financial implications for the university, which has traditionally struggled to raise ...

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