Larry Ellison Donates $200 Million to USC Entrepreneur and philanthropist Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of Oracle Corporation, has announced a $200 million gift to establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. “Tonight I’m announcing a gift of $200 million to the University of Southern California to build an interdisciplinary center […]

Charlie Munger Commits $200 Million to UCSB

Charles T. “Charlie” Munger has committed $200 million to University of California, Santa Barbara for new student housing. Munger has funded student residence construction projects at Stanford and at the University of Michigan. At UCSB, Munger proposes building two new rectangular residence halls that would house eight students in each housing unit. “By concentrating so […]

Philip H. Knight Gives $400 Million to Stanford

Stanford Business School alumnus Philip H. Knight has contributed a $400 million cash gift to Stanford University to launch the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. Knight’s contribution, the largest cash donation in Stanford’s history, honors outgoing Stanford President John L. Hennessy. “John and I dream of a future 20, 30 or 50 years from now, when thousands […]

Northwestern Recognizes Campaign Donors for Giving $100 Million or More

In its most recent campaign update, Northwestern University acknowledges four donors who have contributed $100 million or more to We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern. • Alumna Roberta Buffett Elliott is credited with the largest single gift in Northwestern history; • Alumnus J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K. Pritzker, contributed a major gift to name […]

Patricia and Philip Frost, M.D. Pledge $100 Million to University of Miami

University of Miami has announced that Patricia and Phillip Frost, M.D. have committed $100 million to advance the U’s science and engineering initiatives. Dr. Frost is Emeritus Clinical Professor of Dermatology and a senior member of the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees. The Frosts’ commitment matches the largest gifts in history to the U, […]

David Geffen Donates $100 Million to UCLA

UCLA has announced a $100 million gift from David Geffen to create the Geffen Academy at UCLA, an on campus school for grades 6 through 12 expected to open in 2017. UCLA’s Kinross Building will undergo renovations to accommodate the new academy. “I’m happy to support UCLA in the creation of this unique educational opportunity […]