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Iowa West Foundation Awards $4.7 Million in Grants

Iowa West Foundation Awards $4.7 Million in Grants

Posted December 7, 2019

In the third and last of the foundation's three funding rounds for 2019, grants were awarded in the areas of education and wellness, as well as to organizations serving rural communities in southwest Iowa....

Community Foundation Update (12/07/19)

Community Foundation Update (12/07/19)

Posted December 7, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming....

Sue Desmond-Hellmann to Step Down as Gates Foundation CEO

Sue Desmond-Hellmann to Step Down as Gates Foundation CEO

Posted December 6, 2019

After five and a half years as CEO, Desmond-Hellmann has decided to step away from full-time work and will be succeeded by Mark Suzman, the foundation's president of global policy and advocacy and chief strategy officer....

Broad Foundation Awards $100 Million to Yale School of Management

Broad Foundation Awards $100 Million to Yale School of Management

Posted December 6, 2019

The gift will fund the move of the Broad Center, currently located in Los Angeles, to the Yale School of Management and support the launch of a master's degree program for emerging public education leaders and advanced leadership training for top public school system executives....

Moore Foundation Awards $37.5 Million to Launch Nurse Leaders Program

Moore Foundation Awards $37.5 Million to Launch Nurse Leaders Program

Posted December 5, 2019

The Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the University of California, Davis will support early-career scholars with demonstrated potential for leadership in nursing-science research, practice, education, policy, and entrepreneurship....

UVA Announces $40 Million Gift From Paul Tudor Jones II

UVA Announces $40 Million Gift From Paul Tudor Jones II

Posted December 5, 2019

The gift from alumnus Paul Tudor Jones II and his wife, Sonia, will fund construction of a building designed to bring students and faculty from different disciplines together, foster collaboration, and encourage new ways of teaching and learning....

William & Mary Receives $19 Million for Conservation Institute

William & Mary Receives $19 Million for Conservation Institute

Posted December 3, 2019

The gift will establish an Institute for Integrative Conservation focused on protecting ecosystems and safeguarding biodiversity while developing leaders who are equipped to drive policy, advance advocacy, and inspire action at the local, national, and international levels....

Giving Rebounded in Third Quarter 2019 but Lags 2018, Study Finds

Giving Rebounded in Third Quarter 2019 but Lags 2018, Study Finds

Posted December 3, 2019

A report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project found that while several charitable giving metrics rebounded in the third quarter after a disappointing first half of the year, major gifts and other key indicators remain below 2018 levels....

David Geffen Gives $46 Million for Medical Scholarships

David Geffen Gives $46 Million for Medical Scholarships

Posted December 3, 2019

The gift in support of the David Geffen Medical Scholarships program, which was established in 2012 with a $100 million gift from the retired entertainment mogul, will increase the number of medical students expected to receive full-ride scholarships by a hundred and twenty, to four hundred and fourteen, over a ten-year period....

Columbia Announces $10 Million Commitment From Alumnus

Columbia Announces $10 Million Commitment From Alumnus

Posted December 2, 2019

The commitment from alumnus George Yancopoulos, co-founder of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, will establish an institute focused on the idea of fostering a "beginner's mind" — the Buddhist concept of avoiding stereotypes or preconceived ideas....

Awareness of #GivingTuesday Spreading, Survey Finds

Awareness of #GivingTuesday Spreading, Survey Finds

Posted December 2, 2019

A survey conducted by Classy found that 37 percent of respondents were aware of #GivingTuesday, up 10 percentage points from 2018, while 20 percent planned to make a donation this year....

Donors Pledge $155 Million for UNLV Medical School Building

Donors Pledge $155 Million for UNLV Medical School Building

Posted December 2, 2019

The funding — the bulk of which will come from the Engelstad and Lincy foundations — will enable the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to build a permanent facility for the medical school without relying on a $125 million bond measure that was approved in July....