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November 2013

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From the Fundraising Desk

  • The Villanova School of Business has received a commitment of US$50 million from alumnus James C. Davis and his wife, Kim.

  • New York University Stern School of Business has received US$10 million from alumnus William R. Berkley in support of scholarships for exceptional seniors who wish to pursue their MBA at Stern directly following college graduation.

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received US$4 million from the Irwin Family Foundation to support renovations of a building that will be known as the Irwin Center for Doctoral Study in Business. The university has also announced a deferred gift of US$5 million from Thomas W. and Mary Ellen O’Laughlin to create a fund that will support the Center for Business and Public Policy in the College of Business.

  • Rick and Erika Miller have been named as the donors of a US$8 million gift that was given to the School of Business Administration at Portland State University this past spring.

  • David E. Simon has pledged US$5 million to support construction of new facilities at Columbia Business School.

  • The UCLA Anderson School of Management has received US$5 million from Richard Kayne and his wife, Suzanne, to support the school’s investment management specialization program. 

  • The Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, received US$3 million from a long standing professor at the school, Narendra Paul Loomba, and has named its department of management for him.

  • Assistant Professor Dominic Thomas at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University is the systems architect and a technical lead for a US$3 million grant from the Skoll Foundation Global Threats Fund to create and deploy new technologies for disease surveillance and response.

  • At Cornell University, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise will lead a US$2.3 million effort to improve economic links to marine ecosystems following the signing of an agreement with the World Bank.

  • The Zhongkun Real Estate Group and alumnus Huang Nubo have invested RMB10 million to establish a new professorship at CEIBS.

  • Virginia Commonwealth University has received US$1 million from Sam Kornblau to advance the real estate program in the VCU School of Business.

  • Singapore Management University has received S$1 million from ARA Asset Management and the Lim Hoon Foundation in support of a scholarship program.

  • The University of Dallas has received US$12 million from Satish and Yasmin Gupta and named its college of business after the donors. The gift will help fund a new building for the school.

  • J. Spencer and Patricia Standish have given US$1.5 million to endow a professorship in entrepreneurship at the University at Albany’s School of Business.

  • New Mexico State University alumnus Bill Sheriff and his wife, Sharon, have donated US$1.1 million gift to the school’s College of Business to establish an endowed chair in entrepreneurship and a scholarship for business students.

  • Three brothers – Daniel Jr., Dean and David Ragone – have worked with their family foundation to donate US$1 million to create a center, named for their father, that will advance innovations in accounting practice and education at the Rutgers School of Business-Camden.

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