Grants & Awards

Ashland University (Ohio) has received a $5 million gift from Dwight C. Schar, chairman and CEO of NVR, a home-building and mortgage-banking company. The gift will be used to fund the construction of a new College of Education building, which the university plans to name in Schar’s honor.

The Association of African Universities (Accra, Ghana) has received a three-year  $118,500 grant from the Carnegie Foundation to establish a new unit in Africa. The new program is intended to promote higher education and research networking across the continent.

The California Institute of Arts has received a $5 million gift from Richard Seaver, chairman of the Hydril Co., a machinery manufacturing company. The majority of the gift, $4 million, will be used to establish a scholarship fund for students, while the remainder will be used for other programs.

The Executive Leadership Council (D.C.) has received $2.1 million from IBM to fund the second phase of the council’s Technology Transfer Project. The project helps students at historically Black colleges and universities advance in information-driven careers.

Harvard University’s (Mass.) John F. Kennedy School of Government has received a $1.5 million gift from Barbara Lee to endow the Women in U.S. Politics Training Program and Lecture Series. Lee helped establish the program in 2004 with a $40,000 grant from her foundation.

Howard University (D.C.) has received a $100,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to help develop a journalism graduate studies program at the university.

Kansas State University has received a $4.3 million bequest from Mary Jarvis, a 1942 graduate of the university. The bequest will be used to expand the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the campus.
La Sierra University (Calif.) has received a $5 million gift from Weldon and Joan Schumacher to help pay for new science buildings on campus. The university intends to name the new science complex after the couple, who graduated from La Sierra in 1958 and 1956, respectively.

Princeton University has received a $101 million gift from trustee and 1995 graduate Peter B. Lewis. The gift makes Lewis the most generous donor in modern Princeton history, with more than $220 million given to the university. This latest gift will support a new initiative to increase the role of creative and performance arts on campus and in the community.

Ramapo College of New Jersey has received a $2.5 million gift from Richard and Millicent Anisfield to support the construction of a new building for the university’s business school. The gift is the largest in the university’s history. The business school will be renamed the Anisfield School of Business in honor of the gift.

Stanford University (Calif.) Law School has received a $20 million gift from William H. Neukom, a 1967 graduate of the school and chairman of the law firm Preston, Gates  & Ellis. Neukom is also a member of the law school’s board of visitor’s executive committee.

The University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning has received $1 million from the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation to endow fellowships for faculty members from the Associated Schools of Construction who are seeking doctoral degrees in construction management.

Wellesley College (Mass.) has received a $2.7 million bequest from Virginia Webbert, a 1935 graduate of the university. The bequest will be used for financial aid for students majoring in economics or music.



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