Giving in the News – Week of 09.17.07

* University of California, Berkeley, received seven-year $113 million grant from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to create 100 endowed chairs for professors; grant is largest in school’s history.

* DePaul University received new grants and gifts:

  • Deferred gift annuity worth more than $50,000 from Janet M. Thies Volkenant to support faculty computational lab in new science building
  • $50,000 from Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation for “Literacy Across the Curriculum”
  • $100,000 pledge from alum Joanne M. Phillips for Ray Meyer Endowed Scholarship Fund supporting education of men’s basketball players
  • $50,000 pledge from Fred and Leona Conforti to create endowed scholarship for science education
  • Grants from National Science Foundation totaling about $1.7 million
  • $3.3 million from National Institutes of Health for aftercare program for ex-offenders
  • More than $1 million from Illinois Department of Human Services for Community Mental Health Center
  • $25,000 from Michael Reese Health Trust for Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center

* Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, awarded total of $8.3 million in grants for principal training and development to Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia, Long Beach Unified School District in California and University of Illinois, Chicago.

* University of Nevada, Las Vegas, received $30 million from Harrah’s Foundation for construction of William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration academic building and related research, recruiting, training.

* Native American Youth & Family Center, Portland, Ore., received two-year $3.36 million grant from Northwest Area Foundation to build capacity and programs reducing poverty among urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

* Rochester Institute of Technology received $10 million from B. Thomas Golisano to create Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

* Vitamin Angels program received over 500,000 servings of nutritional supplements and bone-health products from Flora Inc. for people in need in Mexico, Central America, Belize.

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