Gates Foundation giving $34.8 million to two-year colleges
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will invest $34.8 million over five years to raise completion rates at two-year colleges in the U.S., The Washington Post reported Oct. 3 (see Gates Foundation story).
Druid group wins charitable status in Britain
The Charity Commission in Britain has approved charitable status for the Druid Network, making it eligible for tax breaks and saying its work promoting druidry as a religion is in the public interest, BBC News reported Oct. 2 (see Druid story).
Levine Foundation giving $20 million for cancer center
The Leon Levine Foundation is giving $20 million to Carolinas HealthCare System to create a cancer center, the largest gift ever to an institution in Charlotte, N.C., the Charlotte Observer reported Oct. 4 (see Levine Foundation story).
Iowa State raises $800 million
Iowa State University completed an eight-year campaign to raise $800 million, exceeding its goal by $4 million with nine months remaining, the Des Moines Register reported Oct. 2 (see Iowa State story).