Another Huge Gift Finds Donors Responding to Surging Demand for Engineering Grads

Another Huge Gift Finds Donors Responding to Surging Demand for Engineering Grads

Some commentators have argued that funders over-hype the demand for STEM jobs. A recent $100 million gift to UCLA, however, suggests that donors with decades of experience in the engineering field have a very different take.

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How Did This Public University Off the Beaten Path Score a Huge Gift for STEM?

How Did This Public University Off the Beaten Path Score a Huge Gift for STEM?

The largest gift in Western State Colorado University’s history looks to boost access to STEM education in a fast-growing part of the country where demand for the skill set is inordinately high.

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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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Growing Pains: A Regional University's Foray into Big-Time Fundraising Raises Questions of Donor Influence

Growing Pains: A Regional University's Foray into Big-Time Fundraising Raises Questions of Donor Influence

As regional universities thrive in an era of big philanthropy, some find themselves grappling with the pervasive issue of undue donor influence. A $50 million gift to Saint Louis University provides an instructive case study.

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More than Ones and Zeros: A Campus STEM Gift to Tackle "Society’s Most Urgent Challenges"

More than Ones and Zeros: A Campus STEM Gift to Tackle "Society’s Most Urgent Challenges"

A $100 million gift from Giving Pledgers John A. and Susan Sobrato to Santa Clara University points to a holistic, philanthropy-fueled approach towards upskilling the next-generation American worker.

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