"What Makes Human Beings Human." A Higher Ed Fundraising Boom is Boosting the Liberal Arts

"What Makes Human Beings Human." A Higher Ed Fundraising Boom is Boosting the Liberal Arts

A gift out of Oregon provides another example of a donor motivated by a bold fundraising campaign, and digging deep for the liberal arts. But even as the cash rolls in, demographic shifts among alumni are pushing schools to recalibrate their pitch for liberal arts initiatives.

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Tried and True: Why Financier Mega-Donors Remain Reliable Supporters of the Liberal Arts

Tried and True: Why Financier Mega-Donors Remain Reliable Supporters of the Liberal Arts

It may sound counter-intuitive at first, but some of the biggest patrons for university arts initiatives hail from the world of high finance. A closer look at a $100 million gift to Harvard reveals some conceptual and practical reasons for this.

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Key Ingredients: A Mega-Gift Captures the Higher Ed Fundraising Zeitgeist

Key Ingredients: A Mega-Gift Captures the Higher Ed Fundraising Zeitgeist

A big donation to Brown University combines three donor priorities that are currently shaping the higher ed giving space: support for capital projects, funding for the liberal arts, and eliminating student loans and debt.

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"Look at the Big Picture." A Campus Gift Merges Music Education and Social Activism

"Look at the Big Picture." A Campus Gift Merges Music Education and Social Activism

Higher ed has been relatively immune from the kind of socially driven arts philanthropy currently permeating the curatorial and performing arts spaces. Here's a sign that this is changing.  

 

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