"We Always Dream Big." Another Public University Blows Past a Bold Fundraising Goal

"We Always Dream Big." Another Public University Blows Past a Bold Fundraising Goal

It seems like every week brings news of a regional school meeting an ambitious fundraising goal months, if not years, ahead of schedule. This isn’t a coincidence. We dig into a textbook case from Houston, a city with a famously robust philanthropic culture.

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More Than Oil Wealth: A Closer Look at Houston's Growing Philanthropy Ecosystem

More Than Oil Wealth: A Closer Look at Houston's Growing Philanthropy Ecosystem

Houston’s philanthropic old guard, steeped in oil riches, is welcoming a new crop of funders with diverse sources of wealth and interests as the city undergoes profound demographic and economic change.

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A Big Gift from a Houston Couple to Support Foster Kids Navigating College

A Big Gift from a Houston Couple to Support Foster Kids Navigating College

With a $17 million gift to the University of Houston to help foster kids complete degrees, a Texas couple joins the small but growing number of givers intent on assisting youth in the face of multiple challenges.

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A Foundation Zeroes in on the Nexus Between Equity and Mental Health

A Foundation Zeroes in on the Nexus Between Equity and Mental Health

Like so many funders these days, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is bringing a stronger equity lens to its work. It’s also looking upstream for better ways to promote well-being. Here’s how those threads are coming together.

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A Historic Zoo Gift in the City With the Most Robust "Overall Philanthropic Culture" in the U.S.

A Historic Zoo Gift in the City With the Most Robust "Overall Philanthropic Culture" in the U.S.

Perhaps no city has benefited from the surge in regional philanthropy more than Houston. We dig into a huge gift to Houston Zoo and the various factors contributing to the city's emergence as a philanthropic power center.

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Getting More Strategic: A Big Texas Funder's New Game Plan for Health Equity

Getting More Strategic: A Big Texas Funder's  New Game Plan for Health Equity

The growing resources and sophistication of local health foundations is one of the most important stories in institutional philanthropy right now. Here's a good case study from the Lone Star State. 

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