N.C. State University gets $40 million gift
North Carolina State University is getting $40 milliion from the a graduate who made a fortune in the garbage-hauling business, and his wife, its biggest gift ever, which will increase its endowment by nearly 10 percent and give a big boost to its young management college, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Dec. 17 (see N.C. State gift).
German foreign ministry giving $80 million to preserve Nazi camp
The German Foreign Ministry will donate 60 million euro, or nearly $80 million, to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, the fundraising group working to preserve the site of the Nazi concentration camp in southern Poland, The News in Poland reported Dec. 16 (see Auschwitz gift story).
Solicitors keep half the charitable funds they raise in North Carolina
The North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office says in a new report that professional solicitation firms pocketed roughly half the charitable donations they collected in the state for charities last year, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Dec. 17 (see charitable solicitation story).
Perdue gets $6.3 million grant
An institute at Purdue University that aids military families whose lives have been disrupted by a relative’s deployment overseas is getting $6.3 million from the Lilly Endowment to boost its mission, the Associated Press reported Dec. 16 (see Purdue gift story).