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San Francisco State Receives $25 Million for Business School

San Francisco State Receives $25 Million for Business School

Posted April 9, 2019

The gift from alumnus Chris Larsen, his wife, Lyna Lam, and the Rippleworks Foundation will endow two new faculty chairs and fund the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation, which will focus on bringing together students, alumni, faculty, and experts across disciplines to learn about all aspects of entrepreneurship....

Penn Receives $50 Million for Energy Science Center

Penn Receives $50 Million for Energy Science Center

Posted April 8, 2019

The gift from Roy and Diana Vagelos will fund a new facility for the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, bringing together scientists and engineers to work on problems related to energy....

UCLA Receives $5 Million for Women in Engineering Program

UCLA Receives $5 Million for Women in Engineering Program

Posted April 6, 2019

The gift from alumna Stacey Nicholas will support Women in Engineering at UCLA, a program that provides mentorship, leadership training, research opportunities, and industry outreach programs for women students who plan to pursue a career in engineering....

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.6 Million for EdTech Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.6 Million for EdTech Education

Posted April 6, 2019

The funds will enable the Jefferson Education Exchange to launch an effort, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education's Institution of Education Services, aimed at expanding the role of educators in making decisions about education technology....

Deal say over you age from (04/06/19)

Deal say over you age from (04/06/19)

Posted April 6, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin....

Animal Medical Center Receives $20 Million in Gifts

Animal Medical Center Receives $20 Million in Gifts

Posted April 5, 2019

Gifts of $5 million each from Elaine Langone, Katharine Rayner, Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl, and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation will help the organization, already the world's largest nonprofit animal hospital, continue to meet the demand for its services and programming....

Lyft Commits $50 Million a Year for Transportation, Community Programs

Lyft Commits $50 Million a Year for Transportation, Community Programs

Posted April 4, 2019

Called Lyft City Works, the initiative has been launched in Los Angeles, with a focus on three priorities — providing transportation for all Angelenos, developing a more robust transportation infrastructure for the region, and contributing to a clean energy future....

Rebecca W. Rimel Stepping Down as Pew Trusts President and CEO

Rebecca W. Rimel Stepping Down as Pew Trusts President and CEO

Posted April 4, 2019

Rimel, who has been at Pew for thirty-six years, including five as executive director and twenty-five as president and CEO, helped lead its change of status from a private foundation to one of the largest public charities in the nation....

92nd Street Y Receives $5 Million to Transform Harkness Dance Center

92nd Street Y Receives $5 Million to Transform Harkness Dance Center

Posted April 3, 2019

The gift will support and expansion of Buttenweiser Hall the creation of a flexible-use space, to be named for Arnhold, that will enable the center to meet the needs of its growing patron base through enhanced programming and training for a new generation of dance educators....

Transparency of Development Organizations Improving, Report Finds

Transparency of Development Organizations Improving, Report Finds

Posted April 3, 2019

The International Aid Transparency Initiative's 2018 annual report notes that the number of organizations reporting their development and humanitarian spending jumped by 45 percent in 2018, and that those organizations have increased their spending by a total of $7 billion since 2017, to $152 billion....