January 31, 2012

January 31: Philanthropy News


With gift, Broad Institute to open 'Cell Observatory'
Boston Globe

The Broad Institute, a biomedical research juggernaut in Cambridge that is ... million gift from the Klarman Family Foundation to open a “Cell Observatory.

University endowments earn 19.2 percent
Philanthropy Journal

Endowments at U.S. colleges and universities earned an average of 19.2 percent on their investments in fiscal 2011, the second steep annual climb following two years of recession-induced declines . . .

5 Largest Donations in 2011
CNN Money

Of the biggest charitable gifts by individuals this year, only five surpassed $200 million, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Four of those donations

Naples Winter Wine Festival Tops $106 Million in 12 Years for ...

Wine Spectator has ranked the festival the most successful charity wine ... Naples beachfront estate, with cuisine prepared by Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef.

Clean Harbors CEO Alan McKim makes $5M donation to South Shore ...
Boston Herald

South Shore Hospital of Weymouth is $5 million closer to a $40 ... thanks to a donation from Clean Harbors president and CEO Alan McKim.The $5 ...

AstraZeneca Donates $3.8 million in Medicines for US Free Clinics

AstraZeneca, the global biopharmaceutical company, has donated $3.8 million worth of prescription medicines to AmeriCares for chronically ill Americans who ...

Ladies Football Academy pledges $1 million to new children's hospital
UI The Daily Iowan

The new University of Iowa Children's Hospital has received a pledge for $1 million from the Iowa Ladies Football ...

Mesmerized by Metrics: Is Philanthropy Engaging in Magical Thinking?
The Nonprofit Quarterly

It's difficult to overstate the role that measurement was to play in philanthropy's plans for America. Statistics, numbers, metrics were to be gathered en ...

Hospital foundations to target former patients

Starting this fall, recent patients of Saskatoon's three hospitals will receive invitations in the mail to donate to one of the hospital foundations.

Technology and Philanthropy Merge at Davos
New York Times

So where there are millionaires and billionaires, there is also talk of philanthropy. Technology was the central theme during a philanthropic roundtable, ...

NH Senate Backs Training Mandate for Nonprofit Leaders
Chronicle of Philanthropy

The New Hampshire Senate has passed a bill that would require at least one board member at any charity that receives public funds to undergo courses in ...

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