The U.S. Faces a Severe Nursing Shortage. Who's Giving to Close the Gap?

The U.S. Faces a Severe Nursing Shortage. Who's Giving to Close the Gap?

The U.S. will need 1.5 million new nurses by 2026 to provide care for retiring baby boomers. Despite this looming public health crisis, philanthropy has been largely tuned out. Can a recent big gift out of D.C. help change the narrative?


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Here and Now: Behind the Rise in Giving for University Public Health Initiatives

Here and Now: Behind the Rise in Giving for University Public Health Initiatives

While the impulse of funders to bankroll that next medical breakthrough is as strong as ever, growing health disparities help to explain a surge in giving for campus public health initiatives. We dig into the latest big gift in this burgeoning field.

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In Good Health: Another Campus Gift Finds an Alumni Couple Attuned to Market Demand

In Good Health: Another Campus Gift Finds an Alumni Couple Attuned to Market Demand

The healthcare sector plays a huge role in local economies and American life broadly. Equipped with donor dollars, more universities are looking to get in on the action by creating or expanding health schools. A case in point is a recent big gift to Loyola in Chicago.

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“Expedite the Translation.” A Billionaire Keeps the Big Gifts for Medical Research Flowing

“Expedite the Translation.” A Billionaire Keeps the Big Gifts for Medical Research Flowing

A common theme of Len Blavatnik’s giving is an eagerness to support promising areas of medical research. Still, his biggest gift yet—$200 million to Harvard Medical School—has raised the usual questions about big philanthropy.

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Anschutz: With a Historic Mega-Gift, a Publicity-Shy Billionaire Inches Into the Spotlight

Anschutz: With a Historic Mega-Gift, a Publicity-Shy Billionaire Inches Into the Spotlight

For decades, Philip Anschutz's extensive giving has unfolded below the radar. Now, tapping a $12.5 billion fortune, he’s stepping things up—and stepping out publicly, including with a $120 million gift to the University of Colorado.

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"A Moral Imperative." Exploring the Idea of Donor-Funded Free Tuition

"A Moral Imperative." Exploring the Idea of Donor-Funded Free Tuition

More campus donors are keen to cover tuition costs and free graduates from decades of debt. This can make for great copy, as a big recent gift to NYU’s medical school showed. But is it the most effective use of philanthropic dollars?

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"There Are No Set Rules." What Are These Campus Mega-Donors Up To?

"There Are No Set Rules." What Are These Campus Mega-Donors Up To?

Tampa-based philanthropists Kiran and Pallavi Patel have flown under the national radar, despite an extensive history of regional giving. Now, that's changing, with recent gifts totaling $225 million.

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Love of Animals Plus Alumni Ties Yield a Game-Changing Campus Gift

Love of Animals Plus Alumni Ties Yield a Game-Changing Campus Gift

Veterinary medicine donors seem to come out of the blue, but boy, they make some huge gifts now and then, often to universities. Case in point—a dog-loving dermatologist just gave $50 million to Oregon State.

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