Alum giving University of Nebraska $20 million
Paul Engler, a Texas cattle baron and alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is giving the school $20 million for its agribusiness curriculum, The Journal-Star reported March 1 (see Nebraska gift story).
Nonprofits that support schools are hurting
Nonprofits that provide financial support for K-12 education are hurting in the economic slump, with demand exceeding supply, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported March 3 (see school support story).
Charities in trademark fight
A Nebraska charity that gives free vacations to injured veterans and their families is appealing a $1.7 million court ruling in a trademark-infringement fight with Florida nonprofit that also raises funds for gifts for injured soldiers, the Associated Press reported March 3 (see trademark fight story).
Donor gives two million books
Harold Grinspoon, an 80-year-old who made a fortune in real estate, has given away two million Jewish-themed books to Jewish families in four years, part of over $100 million he and his wife have given to charity in recent years, and they plan to give away a few hundre million more, The Boston Globe reported Feb. 28 (see book donor story).