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June 2013

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Biz Buzz: From the Fundraising Desk

  • Baylor University has received a US$35 million gift from Paul L. Foster. Part of the gift will help construct a 275,000-square foot facility, to be named the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, that will house Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

  • The School of Business Administration at Portland State University has received US$8 million from an MBA alumnus and his wife who wish to remain anonymous to help expand its building and programs.

  • The Pershing Square Foundation has given £4.5m to the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to endow the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholars Programme, which will fund up to five scholarships a year for promising future leaders of social change studying for the Oxford 1+1 MBA program.

  • Ivey Business School at Western University will be one of the beneficiaries of a C$3 million gift from Western Chancellor Emeritus John M. Thompson and his wife, Melinda. The gift will create a leadership and innovation certificate program, taught by both Ivey and Western engineering faculty, that combines business leadership and innovation skills with the technical components of engineering.

  • A consortium of researchers headed by the University of Exeter Business School has been awarded £1.5 million by the Research Council UK to undertake research into the digital economy.

  • Frank and Helen Wewers have pledged a US$1 million bequest to provide scholarship support for undergraduate or graduate students at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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