Charles B. Johnson Commits $250 Million to Yale

Charles B. Johnson, the retired chairman of Franklin Resources, Inc., announced a $250 million commitment to Yale University for construction of two new residential colleges on the New Haven, Connecticut campus. When completed, the buildings will be Yale’s first new residential colleges since 1961, and are expected to increase Yale’s undergraduate admissions capacity. “Yale is […]

Penny and Phil Knight Announce $500 Million Challenge to Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute

Penny and Phil Knight, the Nike co-founder and chairman, have pledged a $500 million challenge to Oregon Health & Science University for the Knight Cancer Institute. The Knights’ matching gift is predicated on OHSU’s ability to raise $500 million in the next two years for its cancer research initiative. In total, the Knights’ gift will […]

Angels of Higher Education in America: 24 Individuals and Private Foundations Honored

Forward Legacy Trust, the leading provider of research and advisory services for charitable gifts greater than or equal to $100 million, salutes 24 ANGELS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA. These individuals and private foundations have donated two or more $100 million gifts to colleges and universities in the United States, including Caltech, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, […]

Frank H. McCourt, Jr. Gives $100 Million to Georgetown University For A New Public Policy School

Frank H. McCourt, Jr., a Georgetown University alumnus, alumni parent, and a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Regents, announced a $100 million gift to endow the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The McCourt School, the ninth school at Georgetown University, will incorporate the Georgetown Public Policy Institute […]

Weill Family Adds a $100 Million Gift to Weill Medical Cornell College; Total Giving to Cornell Tops $600 Million

Joan H. Weill, Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill, and the Weill Family Foundation announced a new $100 million contribution to Cornell University in support of the Weill Cornell Medical College’s “Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives” capital campaign. The Weills’ gift is earmarked for the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Cancer Research Center and the Joan and Sanford […]

Stephen M. Ross Donates $200 Million to the University of Michigan

University of Michigan alumnus and chairman of the University’s “Victors for Michigan” capital campaign, Stephen M. Ross donated $200 million—the largest gift in the University’s history—to “transform the student experience” at the business school that bears his name and to the University of Michigan athletic campus, which will be named Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus, […]