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January 2013

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From the Fund-Raising Desk

The University of Kansas announced financial support totaling US$13 million from multiple donors for its School of Business building project. In October, the university announced a US$20 million lead gift for the building from Capitol Federal Foundation.

Michael Polsky has given US$8 million to expand the Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Temple University is one of the beneficiaries of a US$3 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to establish a partnership among Temple, Philadelphia University, and the University City Science Center to promote entrepreneurship as a career option and to help students and alumni transform ideas into viable companies.

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University received a US$2.2 million gift from Jim Allsup. The money will fund expansion of outreach programs for youth and high school students.

The U.S. Department of State awarded the University of Kentucky US$1.7 million to partner with universities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan through the University Partnership in Business Administration program. Over the next three years, the university will work with a consortium of five universities in the province to enhance their business curriculum and develop faculty skills, among other related activities.

At York University, the Schulich School of Business received C$1 million from the Inmet Mining Corporation to support Schulich’s MBA specialization in global mining management.

David Eckles has given US$1 million to the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley to expand a mentoring program for under-resourced youth.

UCLA Anderson School of Management graduate Joel Fried and his wife pledged US$1 million as a matching challenge to encourage alumni and friends to support the school.

Michael Bodnar has given US$1 million to the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

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