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UC Davis receives $1.5 million for African American, African studies

UC Davis receives $1.5 million for African American, African studies

February 28, 2021

The gift from alumni Lois ('85) and Darryl Goss ('83) will establish the Austin and Arutha Goss Presidential Chair in African American and African Studies, which is named for Darryl Goss's parents, whom the couple credit with teaching them the value of education and lifelong learning....

Green Finance Institute, Laudes Foundation partner on decarbonization

Green Finance Institute, Laudes Foundation partner on decarbonization

February 28, 2021

The foundation will support the efforts of the institute's Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings, which works to bring the public and private sectors together to establish and scale new markets and financial mechanisms aimed at mobilizing capital for the decarbonization of buildings....

Bristol Myers Squibb awards $11 million for health equity

Bristol Myers Squibb awards $11 million for health equity

February 27, 2021

Part of a $150 million commitment to advance diversity, inclusion, and health equity announced by the company in August, the grants were awarded in support of efforts to boost diversity among clinical researchers, improve access to high-quality care, and increase disease awareness and education in racially diverse and medically underserved communities....

University at Buffalo receives $10 million for diversity initiatives

University at Buffalo receives $10 million for diversity initiatives

February 27, 2021

The gift from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a venture created by the late Carl V. Granger, an African-American physician, professor emeritus, and former chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, will support initiatives aimed at increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion at the university....

Community Foundation Update (02/27/2021)

Community Foundation Update (02/27/2021)

February 27, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin....

JPMorgan commits $350 million to boost underserved small businesses

JPMorgan commits $350 million to boost underserved small businesses

February 26, 2021

Part of the bank's $350 billion commitment to provide economic opportunity to underserved communities and advance racial equity efforts, the pledge includes low-cost loans and equity investments, support for policy solutions aimed at improving Small Business Administration programs, and philanthropic investments....

Wofford College receives $150 million endowment gift

Wofford College receives $150 million endowment gift

February 26, 2021

The endowment gift from alumnus, businessman, and former Carolina Panthers owner Jerome J. Richardson will support four areas: need-based financial aid, student and faculty research and off-campus study and experiential learning opportunities, a $15 minimum wage for all college support staff, and a capital improvements fund....

College fundraisers optimistic about FY21, survey finds

College fundraisers optimistic about FY21, survey finds

February 26, 2021

A survey conducted in January by consulting firm Washburn & McGoldrick found that 65 percent of college fundraising professionals were "confident" they would meet their FY21 goals, up significantly from 40 percent in September and 17 percent in June....

Knight Foundation awards $15.3 million for data, computer sciences

Knight Foundation awards $15.3 million for data, computer sciences

February 25, 2021

The grants include $10 million to Florida International University and $4.3 million to the University of Miami in support of computing and data science education, and $1 million to Baptist Health South Florida in support of a  healthcare technology initiative....

Marymount Manhattan College receives $25 million gift

Marymount Manhattan College receives $25 million gift

February 23, 2021

The gift from alumna Judith Mara Carson ('03) and her family — the largest in the college's eighty-five-year history — includes $15 million to establish the Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts and $10 million for scholarships....

TriHealth receives $10 million gift for new heart hospital

TriHealth receives $10 million gift for new heart hospital

February 23, 2021

The gift from Harold and Eugenia Thomas will enable TriHealth Heart Hospital to add forty thousand square feet of clinical space and modernize eighty thousand square feet of existing space on its Bethesda North Campus....

Ariel Investments, JPMorgan Chase to invest in minority businesses

Ariel Investments, JPMorgan Chase to invest in minority businesses

February 22, 2021

Co-founded by Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson and Sarr Group CEO and chair Leslie A. Brun, Ariel Alternatives will work to close the racial wealth gap by transforming middle-market companies that are not currently minority owned into certified minority business enterprises and scaling existing Black and Latinx-owned businesses....

Goldman Sachs commits $25 million to HBCUs

Goldman Sachs commits $25 million to HBCUs

February 22, 2021

The commitment is tied to a four-month course taught by Goldman Sachs professionals that includes hands-on training, extracurricular activities, and a case study competition, "Market Madness," in which students vie for cash prizes that are donated to their schools....