Massachusetts Christian college gets anonymous $75M gift
WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A small Christian liberal arts college in Massachusetts has received a donation of more than $75 million.
Gordon College in Wenham says the gift from an anonymous donor...
Smith College votes in favor of fossil fuel divestment
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college has announced it will divest all its fossil fuel investments within the next 15 years.
Big Sean’s foundation helps tackle student homelessness
DETROIT (AP) — Rapper Big Sean's philanthropic foundation continues to support a program created to deal with student homelessness at Detroit's Wayne State University.
Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college
ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college.
Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in...
Brown’s endowment grows to a record high $4.2B
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's endowment outperformed benchmarks to grow to a record $4.2 billion.
The university in a statement Friday said its endowment earned a 12.4% return...
Harvard endowment grows to nearly $41B after 6.5% growth
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University says its endowment has grown to nearly $41 billion after gaining 6.5% in the last fiscal year.
The school announced the growth in a campus message...
Idaho agencies say state land agreement is a good deal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An agreement formalizing public access to state-owned lands has been a good deal for the two Idaho agencies involved as well as hunters, anglers and recreationists, state...
Tennessee State president leads $1M, 1-day fundraiser
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University says its president, Glenda Glover, has led a $1 million, one-day fundraiser for historically black colleges and universities.
Detroit Youth Choir gets $1 million gift after big TV finish
DETROIT (AP) — Businesses and foundations are giving $1 million to reward the Detroit Youth Choir for its second-place finish on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
University of California to dump fossil fuel investments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds because they are a financial risk, its top financial...
Seminary in Virginia starts slavery reparations fund
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Episcopal seminary in northern Virginia is starting a $1.7 million reparations fund to make up for its reliance on slave labor in in the 19th century.
Report: Brown fails to fulfill $10M pledge for local schools
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has failed to fulfill its promise of a $10 million endowment fund benefiting Providence schools, according to a report Tuesday by The Boston...
UNLV: Alumna’s donations will bolster rare books collection
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV says an alumna is establishing a $5 million endowment to booster the rare books collection at the university libraries.
Idaho officials OK $84.5 million endowment distribution
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials have approved a 4.5 percent increase in payouts to public schools and other beneficiaries from money generated from the state's 3,750 square miles (9,700 square...
Massachusetts art museum gets $10M gift
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts has received a $10 million gift it will use to address both its immediate needs as well as its long-term financial...
University of Texas expands free tuition help
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas will provide free tuition for undergraduate students from families earning less than $65,000 annually starting in fall 2020.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — New donation stations will allow Colorado outdoor trail users to donate money directly to their maintenance.
UNC-Asheville drops fossil fuel investments
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina-Asheville has moved to divest a portion of its $50 million endowment away from fossil fuels.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $55 million dollar donation has been given to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the largest gift in the orchestra's history.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A statewide trade group representing commercial, industrial and public works construction contractors says it has established a $5 million endowment that will fund programs...
Idaho, Oregon senators seek to help with rural timber losses
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. senators from Idaho and Oregon on Thursday touted legislation they introduced to create an endowment to replace revenue lost by rural counties due to declines in timber...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is donating $20 million to Kansas State University's College of Business Administration.
The college said in a news release that the gift from...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum with ties to the iconic Smiley Face has announced a $12.5 million capital campaign.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that the 143-year-old...
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Huntsman family plans to donate $12 million toward new professorships at Utah State University's business school.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that the...
Arkansas protesters oppose endowment from professor’s estate
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university is drawing criticism after accepting a scholarship endowment from the estate of a former professor who reportedly assigned graduate students books...
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A foundation has awarded $48,000 to 26 Kentucky students, including three surviving children of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Legislature has voted to commit public money for a Theodore Roosevelt presidential library in the western part of the state.
Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market.
The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 0.03-square-mile...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state-sponsored raffle in Alaska has generated nearly $1 million for public schools in its first year, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature's budget-writing committee has signed off on a plan to pay nearly $500,000 more to buy back a building the state sold over two years ago.
Leaning tower of Philly? Founding fathers’ church gets grant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Back in the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin spearheaded a lottery at Christ Church to help fund the construction of a steeple and supporting tower.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter confirmed at a news conference Tuesday that the state has reached a $270 million settlement with the company that produces the painkiller...
ASU gets $50 million gift for research into dementia
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University will receive a $50 million donation to fund advancement in research of dementia, school officials announced Monday.
Bennington College announces $150M capital campaign
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bennington College in Vermont has announced a capital campaign of $150 million, the largest-ever campaign for the school.
Are we alone in the universe? Penn State center searches
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Is anyone out there? Or are we alone in the universe?
Penn State intends to make its newly created Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center (PSETI) a global leader and...
University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roy Nwaisser has four degrees from the University of Southern California and is a superfan of its storied football squad — he hasn't missed a home or away game in 27...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The $44 billion Texas Permanent School Fund is the largest education endowment in the country, but the state's public schools are seeing less money than they did decades...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on public education initiatives in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to keep the...
Kansas endowment raises more than $1 million in 1 day
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Officials with the KU Endowment say the organization raised more than $1 million in 24 hours to benefit the University of Kansas.
DNR ready to purchase 14k acres in Iron County
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Department of Natural Resources officials plan to ask their board next week for permission to spend nearly $5 million to purchase an easement on 14,350 acres in Iron...
University raises $1M for endowed chile research chair
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has announced it has raised $1 million to fund an endowed research chair to study chile.
Seton Hall taps Iona College head as new president
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall University has appointed the current head of Iona College to be its next president.
The school's board of regents voted to appoint Joseph Nyre, who has served as Iona's president since 2011. The appointment was announced Monday.
Nyre replaces Mary Meehan, who has served as Seton Hall's interim president since 2017.
Washington U. names engineering school for Square co-founder
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis is naming its engineering school after one of its most prominent graduates — Square mobile payment co-founder James McKelvey.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the change comes after a big gift from McKelvey, a St. Louis native. The donation will help fund more engineering scholarships, faculty recruitment and provide an endowment for investment in future needs as research and technology evolves.
University investments fare well in 2018, but worries linger
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. universities made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by increased spending at many schools.
A survey of more than 800 colleges and universities found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in fiscal year 2018, down from the previous year's average of 12.2 percent but a major improvement over two sluggish years before that.
Middlebury College commits to 100 percent renewable energy
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Middlebury College is committing itself to getting 100 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources within a decade.
As part of the plan approved unanimously by the college's Board of Trustees over the weekend, the college plans to eliminate within 15 years fossil fuel investments in the school's $1 billion endowment.
Middlebury President Laurie L. Patton says the plan is "bold and aspirational while remaining realistic and highly practical."
Work Ready endowment used to buy new welding units
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Money through the Education Foundation of Muskogee can help welding students land area jobs, said Muskogee High welding teacher Jason McPeak.
The Work Ready grant helped McPeak buy two TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding units. The Exchange Club of Muskogee grant was awarded in April by the Education Foundation.
McPeak said the units enable students to weld a wider variety of metals, beyond iron and steel.
World-class plant collection could expand NCSU arboretum
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The privately owned, 28-acre Juniper Level Botanic Garden in southern Wake County, renowned among lovers of rare and unusual plants from around the world, will become a satellite to N.C. State University's JC. Raulston Arboretum if promoters can raise enough of an endowment to fund operations.