Jean Hopfensperger takes a look at MN's slice of $33b pie that was charitable donations to higher education in 2013; Carleton College tops list at $28m.
"Charitable donations to U.S. colleges and universities hit a record high of $33.8 billion in fiscal year 2013, thanks largely to generous alumni and philanthropic foundations. A new survey showed Stanford University was the nation’s top fundraiser, hauling in $931 million last year. Harvard University came in second at $792 million, followed by the University of Southern California with $674 million. Inside the stratosphere, Minnesota colleges raised anywhere from $49,000 to $23 million last year, according to the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey of 1,048 institutions." -- Jean Hopfensperger, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune