Stories From 2000

Dec 22, 2000

$35M for U.N. – Improving relations

Media mogul Ted Turner has offered to make up the $35 million difference between the dues the U.S. owes the United Nations for 2001 and the amount Congress is willing to pay, the Washington Post reported Dec. 22.

Turner hopes the offer will help U.S. Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke clinch a deal for a permanent reduction in the U.S. share of the U.N. budget and end the country’s chronic debts to the organization, a Turner representative said.

Dec 22, 2000

Booting up – Grants in works

Dec 22, 2000

$10M baton – Chair endowed

A $10 million gift from publishing tycoon Walter H. Annenberg and his wife, Lenore, will fund the creation a permanently endowed chair at the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Associated Press reported Dec.  22.

The gift is the largest donation ever to the orchestra’s endowment, which totals $80 million.

Dec 22, 2000

Notices for 12-22-00

  • The collaboration between San Francisco State University and Teaming for Technology to create free commercial quality web sites for SF non-profit agencies is a model that can be replicated throughout the nation.

Dec 22, 2000

Paying for schools – Taxpayers get break

Corning will pay what would have been local taxpayers’ bill for a proposed $76 million schools construction project in its hometown, the Associated Press reported Dec. 20.

Under a statewide program in New York aimed at modernizing and repairing school buildings, the state would foot the bill for the other half of new construction and 75 percent of school renovations.

Dec 21, 2000

Fighting AIDS – Grants to agencies

The United Nations campaign against the AIDS epidemic in Africa has received a $12 million boost from the foundation that manages a $1 billion gift from media mogul Ted Turner, Reuters reported Dec. 20.

The United Nations Foundation was established to administer $100 million a year for 10 years from the $1 billion donation of Time-Warner stock that Turner announced in 1997.

Dec 21, 2000

A&T plans drive – Annual fund grows

By Todd Cohen

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- N.C. A&T State University is gearing up for a big fundraising drive.

The historically black University of North Carolina campus has boosted its annual fundraising and joined other UNC System schools working to strengthen their development operations.

Dec 21, 2000

Banking on charity – $293B invested, loaned

Dec 20, 2000

SUNY gears up – Aggressive fundraising eyed

The head of the State University of New York wants it to be more aggressive in raising private dollars, The New York Times reported Dec. 20.

To move into the top ranks of U.S. higher education, SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King said, the university should begin a $1 billion fundraising campaign and raise a total of $5 billion in new money over the next five years.