Category: People & Projects

“I love the institution, and I love the state”

Former University of Texas regent Bob Rowling pledges $25 million to build new business school hall on Austin campus.
“Robert B. Rowling Hall, scheduled to open in 2017, will be constructed on the northeast corner of West Martin Luther King Jr.… MORE >>

Donor intent at Columbia and one riled professor

Columbia professor sues his university, claiming they didn’t use restricted gift for journalism school as its donor intended.
“A Columbia University journalism professor filed suit against the New York institution Tuesday, claiming it inappropriately spent $4.5-million in funds related to a Knight Foundation endowment, reports The New York Times… MORE >>.

Giving time in Louisville

In face of annual drive, Louisville, KY’s mayor asks city employees to help make their town “one of nation’s most compassionate.”… MORE >>

Santorum honors his biggest campaign donor

Rick Santorum honored major donor Foster Friess at CPAC last week, and Salon… MORE >> feels snarky about it.

Re-framing the message

LiveStrong CEO Doug Ulman talks to Chronicle of Philanthropy… MORE >> about the organization’s reorientation after Lance Armstrong’s confession.
“The Livestrong Foundation works to help people with cancer survive the disease.

Third-largest gift in UM history

Alumna Helen Zell pledges $50 million to preserve and expand graduate writing program at University of Michigan in our Internet age.… MORE >>

$7.5 million and no recognition

TX donor sues Georgetown to get gifts back, says they won’t name fitness center for him because of SEC judgment.… MORE >>

$2 million in 2013

MA outdoor brand Life Is Good is hoping to give $2m in 2013; they raise money in part through a music fest.… MORE >>

L.A. donor pledges $30m

1/5th of the budget: L.A. heiress pledges $30m to restore historic 1930s temple, with murals commissioned by the Warner Bros.… MORE >>

Compare and contrast

North and South: Mexico’s Carlos Slim pursues philanthropy differently from American counterpart Bill Gates.… MORE >>

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