Fisk Johnson Commits $150 Million to Cornell

H. Fisk Johnson, III, Ph.D., a Cornell alumnus and trustee emeritus, and SC Johnson pledge $150 million to Cornell University to endow and name the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. The College of Business consists of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $279 Million to the University of Washington

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces a $279 million grant to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). A global health research center, IHME presents real time evidence and strategies on how to improve health outcomes for the world’s population. “IHME provides critical data about global health trends that can […]

Susan and John A. Sobrato Donate $100 Million to Santa Clara University

Susan and John A. Sobrato, a Santa Clara University alumnus, alumni parent, and a member of the Board of Trustees, have donated $100 million to Santa Clara University to establish the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. The new facility will bolster the University’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. “Sue and I and […]

Penny and Phil Knight Announce $500 Million Gift to the University of Oregon

Penny and Phil Knight, a University of Oregon alumnus, announce the largest gift ever to a public university: $500 million to fund the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon. The new campus will house three state-of-the-art buildings and advance the University’s science education and research capabilities. “In […]

Bloomberg Philanthropies Pledges $300 Million to Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins alumnus Michael Bloomberg announces a $300 million pledge from Bloomberg Philanthropies to create the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at Johns Hopkins. The gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies celebrates the the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which was renamed in 2001 to honor Bloomberg. “I’m grateful and proud […]