Mega-Donors Rarely Support Historically Black Colleges. Will This Gift Change That?

Mega-Donors Rarely Support Historically Black Colleges. Will This Gift Change That?

Ronda Stryker and William Johnston’s $30 million gift to Spelman College is the largest gift to a historically black college in 30 years. Why is it so hard for these schools to raise big money even as many higher donors profess an interest in equity?

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Going Geek: A Liberal Arts College Brings In Big Money to Boost Science and Tech

Going Geek: A Liberal Arts College Brings In Big Money to Boost Science and Tech

Boston College is known mainly for its enviable liberal arts education, but it’s been building up an emphasis on science and technology. A $25 million gift helps the school follow this higher ed trend. 

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Something Everyone Can Agree On: A Look at Another Big STEM Diversity Gift

Something Everyone Can Agree On: A Look at Another Big STEM Diversity Gift

While gifts for STEM diversity have often flowed from usual suspects like national foundations and corporate funders, a wider range of funders are giving in this space. What's driving that?

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Are Gifts for Cybersecurity the Next Gold Rush for Campus Fundraisers?

Are Gifts for Cybersecurity the Next Gold Rush for Campus Fundraisers?

With many cybersecurity jobs going unfilled, higher ed has a key role to play in closing a growing skills gap, and some donors are stepping forward to lend a hand. We look at a major gift off the beaten track. 

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