Private financial gifts to higher education colleges & universities

October 1, 2013

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Private financial gifts to higher education colleges & universities

Here are just a few major financial donations to colleges and universities in the United States.

John Arrillaga writes $150 million check to Stanford University, the largest donation from a living individual ever

Sanford University

July 1, 2013

Source: Stanford University

Stanford University alumnus, friend and benefactor John Arrillaga, ’60, has made a gift of $151 million to the university. The gift, Stanford’s largest single gift ever from a living individual, will be used over time to support a variety of university projects.

It is not the first philanthropic record made by the Silicon Valley real estate developer John Arrillaga Sr., who attended Stanford on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1960.

Arrillaga gave the university $100 million in 2006 — then the largest donation of its kind — and his family’s name appears on buildings all over campus: Arrillaga Family Sports Center, the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center and the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons.

In 2012, Stanford University became the first university in the U.S. to raise more than $1 billion in a single year.

Phil and Penny Knight to OHSU: $500 million is yours for cancer research if you can match it
Nike co-founder Phil Knight and wife Penny issue surprise $1 billion cancer challenge to Oregon Health & Science University 

Oregon Health & Science University

September 21, 2013

Source: Oregon Health & Science University

The Nike co-founder got the full attention of the 400 guests on the sixth floor ballroom in downtown Portland’s The Nines Hotel in short order: Here’s $500 million for cancer research, he said, if OHSU can match it in the next two years.

Philanthropists Phil and Penny Knight Friday pledged $500 million to kick-start a $1 billion cancer research initiative at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Phil Knight, Nike co-founder and chairman, said the pledge is contingent on OHSU’s success in raising at least $500 million more for cancer within two years.

OHSU has been in ongoing conversations with the Knights about the possibility of additional investment in the Knight Cancer Institute, which the couple supported with a $100 million gift in 2008 — but Friday’s announcement was a thrilling surprise.

The Knights’ challenge wowed an audience of 400 of OHSU’s top supporters at a Knight Cancer Institute gala, for which Phil and Penny served as honorary chairs. In his introduction of Knight Cancer Institute Director Brian Druker, M.D., Knight said that “it is incumbent on every one of us to do what he or she can to keep the miracles coming.”
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Video: Phil Knight announces $1 billion cancer challenge

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Stephen M. Ross gives University of Michigan record $200 million

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

September 4, 2013

Source: University of Michigan

Gift represents largest single donation in U-M history and brings Ross’ total giving to the university to $313 million; Athletic Campus to be named the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.

ANN ARBOR—Real estate developer and alumnus Stephen M. Ross will give $200 million to the University of Michigan to significantly transform the student experience at the business school and athletic campus.

Ross’ gift is the largest single donation in U-M history and makes him the biggest donor to his alma mater with lifetime giving of more than $313 million. The Stephen M. Ross School of Business and U-M Athletics will each receive $100 million.

With this gift, Ross becomes the third-largest donor to a business school in the United States. Ross is chairman and founder of Related Companies, one of the most prominent real estate developers in the world. Related Companies is best known for the development of Time Warner Center in New York and the 26-acre Hudson Yards development currently underway on Manhattan’s west side. Ross is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins.

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business and U-M Athletics will each receive $100 million.

Michigan Athletics proposes to improve its Athletic campus to:

  • Provide student-athletes on all 31 teams with the necessary resources to be academically and athletically successful.
  • Develop state-of-the-art facilities that create a sense of community, identity and tradition for all of our teams.
  • Create additional spaces that help student-athletes develop skills for success after athletics.
    Build facilities that are a destination for local, state, national and international competitions.

The Ross School of Business proposes to create:

  • New spaces for students to study, collaborate and connect with each other, faculty and potential employers.
  • A state-of-the-art career services space including an enhanced recruiting center to connect students with the best companies and careers.
  • New spaces to support an “admission to alumni” approach to student and career services with dynamic events and opportunities on campus and beyond.
  • A space to bring together faculty, students and corporate partners to create practice-oriented research on topics of key importance to local and global firms.
  • Classrooms infused with advanced technology and innovative design to support in-person and virtual collaboration and connectivity on a global scale.
  • The new and existing facilities will be seamlessly integrated both inside and out to create one campus.
  • Scholarships for Ross students.

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Video: Big donation to University of Michigan

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Charles Munger pledges $110 million for U-Michigan graduate residence and fellowships to create community of scholars; largest gift in university’s history

April 19, 2013

Source: University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—A $110 million gift of securities from investor and philanthropist Charles T. Munger will support his vision for a new state-of-the-art residence at the University of Michigan designed to foster a community where graduate students from multiple disciplines can live and exchange ideas.

The gift includes $10 million for fellowships to help create a residential society that encourages scholarship and interaction from many fields of study. The U-M Board of Regents approved the project and related fellowship program at a meeting today.

The gift was the largest single donation to the university in its 196-year history, at the time it was given. The residence will be named in honor of Munger, a U-M alumnus and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Historic $250 million gift to Yale University from alumnus is largest ever 

September 29, 2013

Source: Yale University

Yale University

Source: Yale University

Yale University President Peter Salovey, on 29 September 2013, announced a $250 million gift commitment to the university by Charles B. Johnson, a 1954 graduate of Yale College, who retired last year as chairman of the board of Franklin Resources. This is the largest gift in Yale history. The gift brings the university’s goal to expand Yale College within reach.

Already among Yale’s most generous donors, Johnson has previously contributed to the Papers of Benjamin Franklin and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, and he made a gift to establish the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, which holds the papers of Henry Kissinger. He has also supported renovations of the Yale Bowl and the creation of Yale’s first all-season outdoor athletics field.

North Carolina State University receives its largest single gift in history- $50 million for scholarship endowment

North Carolina State University

September 27, 2013

Source: NCSU

With the largest single gift in university history, NC State is taking steps to ensure a viable future for a program that brings some of America’s brightest students to campus.

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the $50 million donation from the Park Foundation on Sept. 27. The gift will plant the seed of an endowment that, with others’ support, will provide permanent funding for the university’s prestigious Park Scholarships.

The Park Scholarships program was created in 1996 through a generous gift from the Park Foundation, itself the creation of NC State alumnus Roy H. Park ’31. Park Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

In addition to paying for tuition, room and board, the Park Scholarship also supports the scholars’ development as thinkers, doers and leaders.
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The $50 million sum matches the largest single gift ever received by UNC-Chapel Hill, which is also located in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan.

The Park Foundation of Ithaca, N.Y. was established by the late Roy Hampton Park, Sr., founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Park Communications, Inc.

Roy H. Park was born in Dobson, North Carolina, in 1910. He graduated from high school at the age of 15 and entered North Carolina State University where he majored in journalism. While a student, he edited the school newspaper, The Technician.

In 1949, Mr. Park launched a business relationship with famed restaurant expert Duncan Hines. The first product of Hines-Park Foods was the Duncan Hines Cake Mix, the first product of its kind and one that began a revolution in food preparation. Procter & Gamble purchased the company in 1956, and Mr. Park launched his second career — mass communications. Ultimately, what became Park Communications, Inc. acquired or built 22 radio stations, 11 television stations, and 144 publications of which 41 were daily newspapers.

The Park Foundation was formed in 1966. Its original focus was on education and grant-making in communities where Park Communications had interests. When he died in 1993, Mr. Park bequeathed more than 70 percent of his holdings to the Foundation.

The Foundation is dedicated to the aid and support of education, public broadcasting, environment, and other selected areas of interest to the Park family. Scholarship programs have been established in Mr. Park’s name at the two institutions with which he was so close — Ithaca College and North Carolina State University.

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Video: The North Carolina State University -The Park Scholarships

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McCourt gives Georgetown University $100 million to launch public policy school

Georgetown University

September 18, 2013

Source: Georgetown University

Georgetown University will realize a long-held vision to create a premier school of public policy in the nation’s capital, thanks to a gift of $100 million – the largest in its history.

The McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP), funded through a gift from Frank H. McCourt Jr. (C’75), will be the ninth current school at Georgetown and the first new school at the university since 1957. It will focus on the use of evolving technology to help solve some of the most urgent and complex public policy challenges in the 21st century.

In 1977, Frank McCourt founded The McCourt Company, which specializes in the development of major commercial real estate projects, particularly parking lots. McCourt is president of the McCourt Group and owner of the Los Angeles Marathon. He was owner and chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine from 2004-2012.
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Auburn University board member pledges $40 million, biggest donation in university history

Auburn University

June 21, 2013

Source: Auburn University

In recognition of a $40 million commitment from Harbert – the largest gift in Auburn University history and the largest received by an academic unit in Alabama higher education history – the Auburn University College of Business is now known as The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.

Harbert, a 1982 graduate of Auburn, serves as chairman and CEO of Harbert Management Corporation, a Birmingham-based independent investment firm founded in 1993.

His pledge to the school comes in the form of a challenge. Harbert will donate $25 million to the university. If the school can raise another $15 million, he’ll match it for a total of $55 million for the university.

Record $50 Million Abraham Mitchell gift to the University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama

Source: University of South Alabama

Opportunities for students to attend the University of South Alabama on an academic scholarship have increased significantly thanks to a longtime University donor and supporter who has made the largest gift ever given to a public university in the state of Alabama.

Mobile, Ala., businessman and philanthropist Abraham “Abe” Mitchell announced a gift of $50 million at USA’s 50th Anniversary celebration Friday night. Half of this gift, $25 million, will endow a new academic scholarship program for students in all fields of study. The other $25 million will support the University’s Mitchell College of Business.

Mitchell’s record $50 million gift, combined with the $43 million given previously by the Mitchell family, brings the Mitchell family’s total giving to USA to $93 million. This $93 million in total giving further secures Abe Mitchell and the Mitchell family’s distinction as the state’s leading family in philanthropic support of a public university in Alabama.

Though not alumni of the University of South Alabama, Abraham, Mayer and Arlene Mitchell endowed the University of South Alabama College of Business in 1999. The college was renamed the Mitchell College of Business to signify their extraordinary contribution to the future of business education.
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According to university officials, the Mitchell family has given $93 million in donations to the university, including the $50 million just announced.

Mayer Mitchell served on the board of trustees for the University of South Alabama for over 30 years until his death in 2007. Governor Bob Riley appointed Arlene Mitchell to the University of South Alabama board of trustees to fill the vacancy created by the death of her husband.

After attending the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Mobile natives and brothers, Abraham and Mayer Mitchell, returned to their hometown to enter the real estate business. In 1958 Abe and Mayer Mitchell founded the Mitchell Company, which would become one of the most successful real estate development firms in the southeastern United States. The Mitchell Company grew rapidly during the 1960s and 1970s, building more than 25,000 single family homes, 20,000 apartment units and 175 shopping centers. The Mitchell brothers sold their interest in the company in 1985 to turn their focus to philanthropic endeavors.

$20 million anonymous gift is largest in Lawrence Technological University’s history 

Lawrence Technological University

August 19, 2013

Source: Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University has received a $20 million gift to support its “Proud Heritage, Bold Future” capital campaign. It is the largest cash gift in the 4,500-student private university’s 81-year history.

The donor wishes to be anonymous.

The gift will be used to help fund the planned Dr. Richard E. Marburger STEM Center, which will support existing STEM programs at LTU and introduce new programs. Marburger was the university’s fourth president from 1977 to 1993 and remains active on campus as he approaches his 50th anniversary of service to the university.

This spring Lawrence Tech unveiled preliminary plans for the 125,000-square-foot A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Life Sciences, and Architecture Complex that is expected to cost $55 million. Construction is expected to start next year and a portion of the gift will help provide new learning facilities in that building.

In July 2013, LTU received the largest in-kind software grant in its history with a commercial value of $40 million from Siemens PLM Software. The in-kind grant gives LTU students access to the same technology that companies around the world use every day to develop innovative products that are engineered for manufacturability in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, machinery, medical, high-tech, electronics and many more.
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Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

This list covers gifts since 1967. An abridged version of this list was published in the August 23, 2013, Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Additions to and changes in the list since then appear in italics. Last updated on September 30, 2013.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$101-MILLION AND ABOVE

Gates Millennium Scholars program: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $1-billion over 20 years; cash; 1999*

Vedanta University (India): from the Anil Agarwal Foundation, $1-billion endowment to establish the university; cash; 2006*

California Institute of Technology: from Gordon and Betty Moore and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, $600-million, consisting of $300-million over 5 years and $300-million over 10 years; cash and stock; 2001*

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering: from the F.W. Olin Foundation, $460-million to establish the college; cash; 1997

National Taiwan University: from Terry Gou, $454.5-million, to establish a cancer-care clinic and to conduct cancer research; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $400-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Columbia University: from John W. Kluge, $400-million; bequest; 2007*

Stanford University: from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $400-million; cash; 2001*

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: from an anonymous donor, $360-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2001†

Cornell University: from the Atlantic Philanthropies, $350-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $350-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Patrick J. and Lore Harp McGovern, estimated at $350-million over 20 years; cash; 2000*

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville: from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, $300-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002

University of Chicago: from the Booth Family Trust, $300-million; cash, income from stock, and stock; 2008

Emory University: from the Lettie Pate Evans, Joseph B. Whitehead, and Robert W. Woodruff Foundations, $295-million; stock; 1996

Carnegie Mellon University: from William S. Dietrich II, $265-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Emory University: from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, $261.5-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Jacobs University Bremen (Germany): from the Jacobs Foundation, $254-million (200 million euros); nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $250-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

New York University: from Sir Harold Acton, a 57-acre Italian estate, a collection of Renaissance art, and at least $25-million in cash with a value estimated by the university of at least $250-million and perhaps as much as $500-million; 1994

University of Colorado system: from William T. Coleman III and Claudia Coleman, $250-million; stock; 2001*

Yale University: from Charles B. Johnson, $250-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Texas at Austin: from John A. (Jack) Jackson, $232-million; bequest; 2002

University of Pennsylvania: from Raymond G. and Ruth Perelman, $225-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Ave Maria University: from Thomas S. Monaghan, $200-million to establish the university; cash and real estate; 2002

Baylor University: from an anonymous donor, estimated $200-million; pledged bequest; 2010*

Claremont McKenna College: from Robert A. Day, $200-million; cash and securities; 2007†

Columbia University: from Dawn M. Greene and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, $200-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Columbia University: from Mortimer B. Zuckerman, $200-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

New York University: from the Leon Levy Foundation, $200-million to create an institute on the ancient world; cash; 2006*

University of California at Los Angeles: from the Lincy Foundation, $200-million; transfer of all assets; 2011*

University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine: from David Geffen, $200-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002†

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Stephen M. Ross, $200-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013†

University of Southern California: from David and Dana Dornsife, $200-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Vanderbilt University: from the Ingram Charitable Fund, $178-million; stock; 1998

Fund for Wisconsin Scholars: from Tashia and John Morgridge, $175-million, to create the college-scholarship program for Wisconsin students; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

University of Southern California: from George Lucas’s Lucasfilm Foundation, $175-million, to establish a new film school; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $165-million; cash; 2006

Stanford University: from John Arrillaga, $151-million; cash; 2013

Johns Hopkins University: from Sidney Kimmel, $150-million; cash and bequest; 2001*

New York University: from Julius Silver, $150-million; bequest; 2002

State University of New York at Stony Brook: from the Simons Foundation, $150-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of California at San Francisco: from an anonymous donor, $150-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Southern California: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $150-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: from the Khalifa Bin Zayed al-Nahyan Foundation, $150-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Polytechnic Institute of New York University: from Donald and Mildred Topp Othmer, $144.2-million; cash; 1998

Lesley University: from trusts created by Frank C. Doble, $136-million; cash; 2008

Tufts University: from trusts created by Frank C. Doble, $136-million; cash; 2008

Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology: from Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs, $133-million for Cornell-Technion campus in New York City; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

DePauw University: from Ruth Clark and Philip Forbes Holton, $128-million; stock; 1997

Harvard University: from Hansjörg Wyss, $125-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008

Harvard University: from Hansjörg Wyss, $125-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Louisiana State University: from Claude B. (Doc) Pennington, $125-million; stock and gas-and-oil royalties; 1981

University of Nebraska: from Mildred Topp Othmer, $125-million; cash; 1998

University of Pittsburgh: from William S. Dietrich II, $125-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Utah: from Jon M. Huntsman, $125-million; cash; 2000

LaGrange College and Mercer University: from Remer H. and Emily Fisher Crum, $123-million; real estate; 2000*

Rhodes Trust: from John H. and Marcy McCall MacBain, $120-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Pennsylvania: from Walter H. Annenberg, $120-million; cash; 1993

University of Southern California: from Walter H. Annenberg, $120-million; cash; 1993

University of Oxford (England): from Leonard Blavatnik, $117-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore): from the Lee Foundation, $117-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Oxford (Britain): from Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman, $116-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

Furman University: from the estate of John D. Hollingsworth Jr., $115-million; real estate and other assets; 2001

University of California at Berkeley: from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $113-million; cash; 2007*

University of Southern California: from Alfred E. Mann, $112.5-million; stock and cash; 1998

University of California at San Diego: from Irwin M. and Joan Jacobs, $110-million; cash and bequest; 2003*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Charles T. Munger, $110-million; securities; 2013*

University of Southern California: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $110-million; cash; 1999*

University of Southern California: from John and Julie Mork, $110-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Emory University: from Robert W. Woodruff, $105-million; stock; 1979

Indiana University at Bloomington: from the Lilly Endowment, $105-million; cash; 2000

New York University: from Jan T. Vilcek, $105-million; future royalties on drug, cash, and trust; 2005*

Ohio University: from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, $105-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Stanford University: from Philip H. Knight, $105-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

University of Washington: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $105-million; cash; 2007*

University of California at San Francisco: from Catellus Development Corporation, $101.3-million; land; 1999

Princeton University: from Peter B. Lewis, $101-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005†

$100-MILLION
Amherst College: from an anonymous donor, $100-million; cash; 2009*

Arizona State University: from Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005†

Baylor College of Medicine: from Dan L. Duncan, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Baylor College of Medicine: from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $100-million to establish the biomedical-research institute; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005*

The Broad Institute: from the Stanley Medical Research Institute, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Brown University: from Sidney E. Frank, $100-million; trust; 2004

Brown University: from the Warren Alpert Foundation, $100-million; cash; 2007*

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University: from Alfred and Norma Lerner, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002*

Colby College: from Peter H. and Paula Crane Lunder, art collection with value of at least $100-million; 2007*

Columbia University: from Henry R. Kravis, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Columbia University: from Ronald O. Perelman, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Cornell University: from an anonymous donor, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Renée and Robert Belfer (names disclosed in 2011), $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1998†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill and the Weill Family Foundation, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013†

Georgetown University: from Frank H. McCourt Jr., $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Harvard University: from David M. Rockefeller, $100-million; bequest; 2008*

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts General Hospital: from the Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Institute Foundation, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

John Motley Morehead Foundation: from the Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation, $100-million for scholarships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; securities; 2007

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $100-million; cash; 2001

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $100-million; cash; 2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Kenan E. Sahin, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from David H. Koch, $100-million; cash; 2007*

New York University: from an anonymous donor, $100-million for the NYU Langone Medical Center; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

New York University: from Fiona and Stanley F. Druckenmiller for the NYU Langone Medical Center, 100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

New York University: from Kenneth G. Langone, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999

New York University: from Kenneth G. Langone for the NYU Langone Medical Center, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Ohio State University: from Leslie Wexner and the Limited Brands Foundation, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Ohio University: from Delores H. and Fritz J. Russ, $100-million; bequest; 2008*

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $100-million; cash; 2008

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Oregon Health & Science University: from Philip H. and Penny Knight, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Princeton University: from Gordon Y.S. Wu, $100-million; cash and securities; 1995

Princeton University: from Gerhard R. Andlinger, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Regent University: from the Christian Broadcasting Network, $100-million; interest-bearing note convertible to stock; 1992

Rockefeller University: from David Rockefeller Sr., $100-million; bequest; 2005*

Rowan University: from Henry M. and Betty L. Rowan, $100-million; stock and cash; 1992

Scripps Research Institute: from L. Samuel and Aline W. Skaggs, $100-million; cash; 1996

Stanford University, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital: from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, $100-million; cash; 2001

Stanford University: from John Arrillaga, $100-million; cash; 2006

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology: from Alfred E. Mann, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology: from Alfred E. Mann, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Tsinghua University (China): from Stephen A. Schwarzman, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Tufts University: from Pierre and Pam Omidyar, $100-million; stock; 2005

University of California at Davis: from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, $100-million over 11 years, to establish a nursing school; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of California at Los Angeles: from Meyer and Renee Luskin, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of California at Los Angeles: from David Geffen, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

University of California at San Francisco: from Marc and Lynne Benioff, $100-million over 10 years, to establish a children’s hospital; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Chicago: from an anonymous donor, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

University of Illinois: from Thomas M. Siebel, $100-million; bequest; 2007*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: from the Grainger Foundation, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Miami: from family of the late Leonard M. Miller, $100-million; mostly cash; 2004*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Stephen M. Ross, $100-million; cash and bequest; 2004*

University of Mississippi School of Education, Barksdale Reading Institute: from James L. and Sally Barksdale, $100-million; stock; 2000*

University of North Dakota: from Ralph and Betty Engelstad, $100-million; cash, stock, and other assets; 1998

University of Oregon: from Philip H. and Penny Knight, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Pennsylvania: from the Abramson Family Foundation, $100-million; cash; 1997

University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication: from the Annenberg Foundation, $100-million; cash; 2002

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication: from the Annenberg Foundation, $100-million; cash; 2002

University of the Pacific: from Robert C. and Jeannette Powell, $100-million; bequest; 2007*

University of Virginia: from Frank Batten Sr., $100-million; cash; 2007*

Washington and Lee University: from an anonymous donor, $100-million; cash and stock; 2007*

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $100-million; stock; 1986

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $100-million; stock; 1997

Western Michigan University: from anonymous donors, $100-million; cash; 2011*

Yale University: from an anonymous donor, $100-million for the School of Music; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005†

Yeshiva University: Ronald P. Stanton, $100-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006

$99.9-MILLION to $50.1-MILLION
Ohio University: from Delores and Fritz Russ, estimated at $91.8-million; bequest; 2008*

Stanford University: from James H. Clark, $90-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999

University of Fribourg (Switzerland): from the Adolphe Merkle Foundation, $90-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Utah: from Jon M. Huntsman, $90-million; cash; 1995

Yale University: from the estate of Paul Mellon, $90-million; cash, 155 artworks and historical and personal objects; 1999

Pennsylvania State University at University Park: from Terrence and Kim Pegula, $88-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Arizona College of Law: from James E. Rogers, $87.5-million; cash and other assets; 1998

Georgetown University: from Virginia and Harry J. Toulmin, $87-million; bequest; 2010

Emory University School of Theology: from the estates of W.I.H. and Lula Pitts, $83.3-millon; trust; 1999

Young Harris College: from the estates of W.I.H. and Lula Pitts and Margaret Adger Pitts, $82-million; trust; 1999

Cornell University: from David R. and Patricia Atkinson, $80-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Duke University: from the Duke Endowment, $80-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Iowa State University: from an anonymous donor, $80-million; stock; 1999

Stanford University: from William R. Hewlett and David Packard, $77-million; cash and securities; 1994

Florida International University: from Mitchell Wolfson, a museum and its collection; with a value estimated by the university of $75.5-million; 1997

Claremont McKenna College: from Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, $75-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008†

Duke University: from the Duke Endowment, $75-million; cash; 2005†

Georgetown University: from the estate of Robert L. McDevitt, $75-million; bequest; 2008

Marist College: from the estate of Raymond A. Rich, approximately $75-million; mansion, surrounding property, and cash; 2009

Mount Sinai School of Medicine: from the Frederick and Sharon Klingenstein Fund, $75-million; cash and securities; 1999*

Northwestern University Medical School: from the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation, $75-million; cash; 2002

Stanford University: from Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki, $75-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Westmont College: from an anonymous donor, $75-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006

University of Oregon: from Lorry I. Lokey, $74.5-million; cash; 2007*

Duke University: from Peter M. and Ruth Virginia Lilly Nicholas, $72-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

California Institute of Technology: from Rea and Lela Axline, $71-million; cash; 1999

Harvard University: from John L. and Frances Lehman Loeb, $70.5-million; cash; 1995

California Institute of Technology: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $70-million; cash; 1985

Indiana University system: from Gene Cox, $70-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005*

Liberty University: from Arthur and Angela Williams, $70-million; cash; 1997

Oral Roberts University: from Mart Green, $70-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Stanford University: from David and Lucile Packard, $70-million; stock and cash; 1986

University of Cincinnati Medical Center: from the estate of William A. French, $70-million; trust; 1999

University of Washington: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $70-million; cash; 2003

Medical College of Georgia Foundation: from the estate and foundation of J. Harold Harrison, $66-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

California Institute of Technology: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $65.3-million; cash; 1991

Purdue University: from an anonymous bequest, $65-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Virginia: from the estate of David A. Harrison III and Mary Harrison, $64-million; cash; 2002

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $63-million; cash; 2008

University of Iowa: from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, $63-million; cash; 2002*

University of Virginia: from Frank Batten Sr., $62-million; stock; 1999

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo: from an anonymous donor, $60-million; bequest; 2007*

Bard College: from the Open Society Foundation, $60-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

College of Charleston: from Guy E. Beatty Jr., $60-million; estate trust; 2008*

Columbia University: from John W. Kluge, $60-million; cash, stock, and bonds; 1993

Georgetown University Medical Center: from the estate of Harry A. Toulmin Jr., $60-million; charitable trust; 1997*

Gordon College (Mass.): from Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler, $60-million; bequest; 2007*

Harvard University Medical School: from Isabelle and Leonard Goldenson, $60-million; planned gifts of an undisclosed nature; 1994†

Illinois Institute of Technology: from Robert W. Galvin, $60-million; cash; 1996

Illinois Institute of Technology: from Robert A. Pritzker, $60-million; cash; 1996

Northeastern University: from Richard D’Amore and Alan McKim, $60-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

Stanford University: from the estate of Richard W. (Ric) Weiland, $60-million; bequest; 2008

State University of New York at Stony Brook: from the Simons Foundation, $60-million; cash; 2008*

Thunderbird School of Global Management: from Samuel S. and Rita Garvin, $60-million; liquid assets; 2004*

University of California at Berkeley: from the Simons Foundation, $60-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

University of Mississippi: from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund, $60-million; trust; 1997

University of Saint Thomas (Minn.): from Lee and Penny Anderson, $60-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

University of Southern California: from Jane Anne Nohl, $60-million; bequest; 2007

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $60-million; cash and stock; 1977

Washington University in St. Louis: from John F. McDonnell and the JSM Charitable Trust, $60-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Cambridge (England): from Ros and Steve Edwards, $58.7-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $58.5-million; cash; 2001

Asbury Theological Seminary: from Ralph Waldo Beeson, $58-million; stock and bonds; 1990

Gates Millennium Scholars program: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $58-million; cash; 2006

Oklahoma State University: from Amy and Malone Mitchell III, $57.2-million; stock; 2008*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from A. Alfred Taubman, $56-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Berry College: from J. Bulow Campbell, $55-million; charitable trust; 1995

Carnegie Mellon University: from David A. and Marlene Tepper, $55-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law: from Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler, $55-million; real estate; 2013*

Columbia Theological Seminary: from J. Bulow Campbell, $55-million; charitable trust; 1995

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $55-million; cash; 1995

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $55-million; trust and planned bequest; 2003*

Princeton University: from Peter B. Lewis, $55-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999†

University of Texas at Austin: from Ernest and Sarah Butler, $55-million; cash and planned bequest; 2008*

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $55-million; stock; 1986

Samford University: from Ralph Waldo Beeson, $54.8-million; stock and bonds; 1990

Carnegie Mellon University: from an anonymous donor, $54-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1997

Indiana University at Bloomington: from the Lilly Endowment, $53-million; cash; 2004

University of Arkansas system: from Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust, $53-million and lease to ranch; 2004*

University of Virginia: from Ward Buchanan, $52.6-million; bequest; 2002

Purdue University: from William E. Bindley, $52.5-million; cash and bequest; 2002*

Australian National University: from Graham and Louise Tuckwell, $52.1-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School: from the estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, $52-million; bequest; 2007

Texas A&M University: from Dwight Look, $52-million; land; 1992

University of Southern California: from Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi, $52-million; cash; 2004

Pepperdine University: from Blanche Ebert Seaver, $51.7-million; cash and stock; 1996

University of Houston: from John and Rebecca Moores, $51.4-million; stock; 1991

Marquette University: from Raymond A. and Kathryn A. Eckstein, $51-million; personal and private family foundation resources; 2007*

Stanford University: from Dudley Chambers, $51-million; bequest; 2006

$50-MILLION
Arizona State University: from William Polk Carey, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003†

Arizona State University: from Ira A. Fulton, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003

Bard College: from Leon Levy, $50-million; cash; 2001

Brown University: from Walter H. Annenberg, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1993

California Institute of Technology: from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, $50-million; cash and stock; 1986

Claremont McKenna College: from George R. Roberts, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012

College for Creative Studies: from Josephine Ford, $50-million; bequest; 2006

College of Idaho: from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, $50-million; cash; 2007

Columbia University Medical Center: from P. Roy and Diana Vagelos, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Columbia University School of Public Health: from the William H. Gates Foundation, $50-million; cash; 1999

Cornell University: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

Cornell University Medical College: from an anonymous donor, $50-million; charitable trust; 1983

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Maurice R. and Corinne Greenberg, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from an anonymous donor, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003

Creighton University: from an anonymous donor, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Dartmouth College: from an anonymous family, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

Drake University: from Dwight D. Opperman, $50-million; cash and charitable remainder trust; 1997*

Duke University: from the Duke Endowment, $50-million; cash; 2008†

Duke University: from Bruce and Martha Karsh, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Emory University: from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and Grace Crum Rollins, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Harvard University: from the Tata Group (India), $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Harvard University: from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel): from the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009

Indiana University Medical Center: from Melvin and Bren Simon, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006†

Johns Hopkins University: from the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund, $50-million; cash; 1992

Johns Hopkins University: from William Polk Carey, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $50-million; cash; 1997

Le Moyne College: from the estate of Robert and Catherine McDevitt, $50-million; bequest; 2008

Loyola University Chicago: from the Cuneo Foundation, $50-million; a mansion, furnishings, artwork, land, and cash; 2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from the Jeffry M. and Barbara Picower Foundation, $50-million; cash; 2001

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Legatum, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Middlebury College: from an anonymous donor, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

New York University: from Constance and Martin Silver, $50-million; cash and bequest; 2007*

New York University: from the Hassenfeld family, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

North Carolina State University: from the Park Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013

Stanford University: from Helen and Peter Bing, $50-million, for a new concert hall; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006

Stanford University: from William R. Hewlett, $50-million; cash and stock; 1986

Swarthmore College: from Eugene Lang, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso: from Paul L. Foster, $50-million; stock; 2007

Tufts University: from the Cummings Foundation, $50-million; cash; 2004*

Tulane University: from the Weatherhead Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

Tulane University: from the Weatherhead Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

United Negro College Fund: from Walter H. Annenberg, $50-million; cash; 1990

University of Arizona College of Law: from James E. Rogers, $50-million; cash; 1998*

University of Arkansas: from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, $50-million; cash; 1998

University of California at Los Angeles: from Paul I. Terasaki, $50-million; bequest; 2010*

University of California at Los Angeles: from Jonathan and Karen Fielding, $50-million; stock; 2012*

University of California at San Francisco: from the Atlantic Philanthropies, $50-million; cash; 2007*

University of California at Santa Barbara: from Jeff and Judy Henley, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

University of Michigan: from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Helen Zell, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Nebraska at Lincoln: from Robert B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: from Dennis and Joan Gillings, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Notre Dame: from Joan B. Kroc, $50-million; bequest; 2003

University of Oklahoma: from Clara Weitzenhoffer, $50-million and art; bequest; 2000

University of Oklahoma at Tulsa: from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008

University of Oxford (England): from Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

University of Pennsylvania: from Jerome and Anne Fisher, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

University of Richmond: from E. Claiborne Robins, $50-million; stock; 1969

University of Saint Thomas (Minn.): from Richard M. and Sandra Schulze, $50-million; cash and stock; 2000

University of Saint Thomas (Minn.): from an anonymous donor, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

University of San Diego: from Joan B. Kroc, $50-million; bequest; 2003

University of Southern California: from the Annenberg Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Southern California: from Ming Hsieh, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Southern California: from the Price Family Charitable Fund, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Tennessee at Knoxville: from an anonymous donor, $50-million; gift and bequest; 2006*

University of Texas at Austin: from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, $50-million, to be paid over 10 years; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Texas at Austin College of Business Administration: from B.J. (Red) McCombs, $50-million, to be paid over eight years; cash; 2000*

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from an anonymous donor, $50-million; cash; 2003*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from Harold C. and Annette Simmons, $50-million; cash; 2005*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from Harold C. and Annette Simmons, $50-million; cash; 2008*

University of Texas system: from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, $50-million, partly contingent on matching grants; cash and other assets; 2006*

University of Virginia: from the estate of David A. Harrison III and Mary Harrison, in excess of $50-million; bequest; 2002*

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: from John and Tashia Morgridge, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Yale University: from Paul Mellon, $50-million; artworks and historical documents; 1992

Yale University: from John W. and Susan G. Jackson, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

Yale University: from Edward P. (Ned) Evans, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Yale University: from by John Malone, $50-million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Notes:
*Full amount of gift not yet received.
† Institution would not disclose payment status of gift.

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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