Trinity Washington University received one quarter of the total money they need to fund a new $40 million academic center from alumna Joan Payden. Construction will begin summer 2014. Payden, who earned who earned her BA from Trinity in physics and math, now runs an $80 billion investment firm in LA: Payden & Rygel.
Every university—heck, every nonprofit—dreams of large unrestricted gifts. Well, Caltech just pulled in $50 million they can spend as they please. We look at why the donors here showed so much trust.Read More
Gratitude is a recurring theme in the annals of alumni giving, but this is a special case: A school that picked up the tuition tab for an orphaned freshman—who later became its single biggest donor.Read More
This November, South Jersey name brand Lewis Katz announced an unexpected and stipulation-free $25 million to Temple University at an awards dinner. Katz was in attendance to receive the 2013 Musser Award for Excellence in Leadership.Read More