Tag: Fund Raising

  • Why a California Campus Bursting at the Seams Indulged an Eccentric Donor

    Why a California Campus Bursting at the Seams Indulged an Eccentric Donor

    Five years ago, when plans for a massive new residence hall at the University of California at Santa Barbara were first reported, few people paid much attention to the quirky ideas of a then-92-year-old billionaire who’d persuaded the university to let him design it in exchange for a $200-million donation. The bedrooms, Charlie Munger told […]

  • A By-the-Numbers Look at a College’s Public Plea for Help

    A By-the-Numbers Look at a College’s Public Plea for Help

    Last month, the president of Bloomfield College made an unusual choice — to reveal publicly that the future of the small private liberal-arts college was at risk. Marcheta P. Evans posted a letter on the college’s website about the New Jersey institution’s financial challenges, with the goal of garnering “interest from new potential strategic partners […]

  • A Billionaire Donor Designed a Mega-Dorm. An Architect Called It a Psychological Experiment.

    A Billionaire Donor Designed a Mega-Dorm. An Architect Called It a Psychological Experiment.

    A consulting architect at the University of California at Santa Barbara has resigned in protest of plans for a massive dorm of mostly windowless bedrooms conceived and financed by a 97-year-old billionaire. The architect, Dennis J. McFadden, described the project’s design as “unsupportable from my perspective as an architect, a parent, and a human being.” […]

  • Executive Compensation at Public and Private Colleges

    Executive Compensation at Public and Private Colleges

    These data show the total compensation received by chief executives in two sectors: (1) public college and university systems, from the 2010-11 through the 2016-17 fiscal years, and in the 2018 through 2020 calendar years; and (2) private colleges, from 2008 through 2018. All individuals who served as chief executive during those periods, including interim […]

  • Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

    Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

    This list covers gifts since 1967. Last updated on August 30, 2021. Supplements to earlier gifts are counted separately. Value of gifts is based on information from institutions or donors at the time the gifts were promised, and is not subsequently adjusted for inflation. In cases of stock, property, art, and other noncash donations, actual […]