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May 2013

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From the Fundraising Desk

  • Ronald O. Perelman has pledged US$100 million to Columbia Business School. The donation will support construction for the school, including a building that will be named the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation.

  • The Blavatnik Family Foundation has donated US$50 million to Harvard University to help expedite development of scientific discoveries into therapies for patients and cures for disease. Part of the gift will create a fellowship program in life science entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.

  • A US$5 million gift to the University of Iowa Foundation from Henry B. Tippie, namesake of the UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business, includes US$3 million in support for the school as well as funds for university athletics.

  • The Ivey Business School at Western University received C$2 million gift from BMO Financial Group in support of the school’s new building. 

  • Jake Jabs has pledged US$10 million to support the entrepreneurship program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

  • Following a US$5 million gift from the family of James F. DeVoe, Indiana Wesleyan University will create the DeVoe School of Business.

  • Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business & Economics has received a C$1.25 million gift from BMO Financial Group for entrepreneurship and global education initiatives for students.

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