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A philanthropic Canadian couple made the largest single gift in University of Calgary history on 12th April to create a new institute to enable the university to take the lead...

News (UK)

A major new grant-making foundation was launched at the House of Lords on 14 February2013.

The Peter Sowerby Charitable Foundation, which registered as a charity in 2011 and is building an...

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Giving to education may one of the most popular causes for US donors, with $38.87bn in estimated donations for 2011, but PayPal co-founder and Facebook’s first external investor Peter Thiel...

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Professor Lord Bhattacharyya has committed to a five-year programme of personal donations to the University of Warwick that will create a fund worth around £1m to support research.

This is thought...

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The biggest private donation to a medical research facility in Australian history has been made by Atlantic Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of media-shy multi-billion-dollar philanthropist ...

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Sixty million children from India’s slums will receive basic education in a hope "to end the cycle of poverty" and turn some into leaders, in a huge scale initiative funded...

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Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss-born entrepreneur, has pledged $125m (£72m) to Harvard University to create the Hansjörg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Wyss’s gift, which is the...

News (UK)

Oxford and Cambridge universities have received the largest donations in their histories: a total of £55m, from two former students.

Michael Moritz has donated £25m to Christ Church College, Oxford and...

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A new Centre for Entrepreneurship will be established at Cass Business School with a personal donation of £10m from Peter Cullum, founder of the Towergate Partnership and Management Today’s Entrepreneur...