Parting Ways: Why a University Wants to Return a Donor’s $21.5 Million Gift

Parting Ways: Why a University Wants to Return a Donor’s $21.5 Million Gift

Saying that donors can’t dictate campus decisions, the University of Alabama is poised to return a major naming gift for its law school from Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. The move comes amid growing scrutiny of how much influence donors wield over universities.

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"One Step Closer." What We Can Learn From a Big Campus Gift for a Burgeoning Niche Field

"One Step Closer." What We Can Learn From a Big Campus Gift for a Burgeoning Niche Field

A gift to the University of Florida's law school encapsulates three of the big themes reshaping higher ed: increasingly specialized giving, ambitious multi-billion dollar fundraising campaigns, and the emergence of previously under-the-radar alumni mega-givers.

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With an Eye Toward Asia, an Alumnus Donor Looks to Prepare Lawyers for the "Global Arena"

With an Eye Toward Asia, an Alumnus Donor Looks to Prepare Lawyers for the "Global Arena"

While donors have made it a point to prepare law students for an increasingly interconnected world, a recent gift from the “Godfather of the Airline Industry” focuses on Asia, which will remain the fastest-growing region in the world through 2030.

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It Was a Very Good Year: How Did a Regional Public University Make Fundraising History?

It Was a Very Good Year: How Did a Regional Public University Make Fundraising History?

The University of Alabama eclipses its previous annual fundraising tally by over $100 million thanks to a growing donor base, two mega-gifts in short succession, and an ambitious athletic capital campaign. We unpack the story.

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