The Best Return on Investment: How a Campus Donor from Finance Sees His Philanthropy

The Best Return on Investment: How a Campus Donor from Finance Sees His Philanthropy

A major donation to UT Austin’s business school provides an illuminating look into how donors hailing from the world of finance perceive ideas like “value” and “impact,” concepts which aren’t nearly as clear cut to these givers as you might think.

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"A Moral Requirement." The Making of a Big Gift to a State School in the Midwest

"A Moral Requirement." The Making of a Big Gift to a State School in the Midwest

There are more super-wealthy Americans than ever who didn’t go to schools like Harvard or Stanford. They went to places like Michigan State University. And they haven’t forgotten where they got their start.

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Funding a "Leadership Laboratory." Behind Another Higher Ed Mega-gift

Funding a "Leadership Laboratory." Behind Another Higher Ed Mega-gift

As the regional philanthropy boom rolls on, small universities far from coastal urban centers continue to pull in big gifts from alumni donors. We dig into a donation focused on the developing next-generation leaders.

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Big Gifts for Campus Entrepreneurship Programs Keep Flowing. Here's Why

Big Gifts for Campus Entrepreneurship Programs Keep Flowing. Here's Why

Mix alumni donors who’ve gotten rich as entrepreneurs and students who dream of doing the same thing, and you start to understand what’s driving gifts for entrepreneurship programs. We dissect the latest big one.

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It Takes a Village: A Lauder Heir Doubles Down on Peer-Based Leadership Development

It Takes a Village: A Lauder Heir Doubles Down on Peer-Based Leadership Development

Whenever we find a donor putting money behind campus leadership development programs, it's usually someone who's handled some heavy responsibilities. Such is the case with a gift by the executive chairman of the Estée Lauder Companies

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