College presidents rake in millions…

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College presidents rake in millions

The presidents of 23 private U.S. colleges received more than $1 million in total compensation in fiscal 2008, and 110 made more than $500,000, says a survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times reported Nov. 2 (see college president salaries story). The list was topped by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Shirley Ann Jackson, whose total pay package for 2008 was almost $1.6 million.

Couple earns millions running California nonprofit

Edward and Marcia Dawson, the founders and leaders of Social Vocational Services, a California nonprofit with an annual budget of $63 million, together earned more than $7 million in compensation over the last five years, The Los Angeles Times reported Nov. 2 (see Social Vocational Services story). After an investigation by the California Attorney General that ended in a confidential settlement, Mr. Dawson’s salary rose to $872,311 from $368,508.

National Gallery gets $40 million for renovation

The National Gallery of Art will receive $40 million from the federal government to begin repairs on the marble façade of the East Building, The Washington Post reported Oct. 31 (see National Gallery story). The agency received a total appropriation of $167 million for fiscal 2010.

NEA and NEH budgets rise by $12.5 million each

President Obama has signed into law a bill that increases the budgets of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, The New York Times reported Nov. 2 (see NEA funding story). Each agency now has a budget of $167.5 million, an increase of $12.5 million each.

Website ranks Denver companies on service, charity

A new Denver-based company called Tuggle ranks area businesses according to customer experience as well as donations, volunteerism and other charitable support, The Denver Post reported Nov. 1 (see Denver corporate charity story). A favorable rating from Tuggle in some cases has led to a spike in customer visits.

New website aims to boost giving in Minnesota

Through a new website called GiveMN, Minnesotans now can research and donate to more than 36,000 nonprofits and religious organizations in the state, The Star Tribune reported Nov. 2 (see Minnesota online giving story). The site, which aims to boost giving, tracks donors’ contributions by agency, category and amount.

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