Legend has it that Kenneth Griffin first started trading stock options from his dorm room in Harvard, and now he wants to make good by giving $150 million to his alma mater. But who exactly is he, and what does he do with his substantial hedge fund wealth?
With more students of color going to college, the demographics of alumni have been changing—along with who's giving. Some of these donors have an eye out for the kind of students they once were.Read More
Scholarship gifts aren't necessarily the most exciting, but a recent gift to Belmont University underscores their enduring appeal to donors and involves lessons of gratitude that are worth remembering.Read More
Eight-figure donors don't often give for scholarships, which is why a $50 million scholarship gift to the University of Wisconsin caught our attention. We look at the donors involved and key takeaways.Read More
We trust campus development offices have a way to identify couples with a high net worth who are both alums, because lots of money but twice the loyalty is a killer combo. Look at this give to the University of Redlands.Read More
Poor city kids aren't the only young Americans who can find it hard to get a college education. Low-income white kids from rural areas face their own barriers when it comes to accessing and succeeding in college. A North Carolina couple gave their alma mater a $3 million gift for an outreach program aimed at rural students and hope other colleges will follow suit.Read More
Temple University this month sent slogan-emblazoned beer coasters to its alumni as part of a new solicitation campaign. "When you invest in a Temple scholarship," an accompanying letter reads, "Temple Trustee Lewis Katz CST '63 will too. So indulge in the Young Alumni Scholarship Challenge."Read More