Brandeis University (Mass.) received a $25 million donation from Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro for a new 175,000-square-foot science center. The $154 million facility will be named the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center. The donation matches the largest in school history, also given by the Shapiro family for the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center.
Canisius College (N.Y.) received a $50,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, for the college’s Urban Leadership Learning Community program. The grant will provide scholarships for students who participate in the program. The award was recommended by Calvin Darden, a retired senior vice president of UPS and 1972 Canisius alumnus.
Casper College (Wyo.) T-Bird Booster Club scholarship fund received an anonymous $25,000 gift to help support the college’s basketball and volleyball programs. The gift, which will be matched by state funds, is the largest single gift ever received on behalf of the athletic department.
The College for Creative Studies (Mich.) received a $50 million gift from the estate of Josephine Ford, the only granddaughter of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford. The college will use the gift to help increase financial aid for students and increase the number of full-time faculty. CCS’s transportations design education program is among the most respected in the automotive industry.
Coastline Community College (Calif.) received a $1 million gift from Frank Jao and Chieu Le to fund a campus near Orange County’s Little Saigon neighborhood. Jao is the CEO of the Bridgecreek Group, a real estate development company. Le owns the Lee’s Sandwiches chain.
Marygrove College (Mich.) received a $15,000 grant from Bank One to provide remedial reading, writing and mathematics assistance for 7- to 12-year-old girls in Southwest Detroit. The Marygrove Kids’ College and Learning Clinic is partnering with the Mercy Education Project to provide the classes.
Mills College (Calif.) received a $5.9 million bequest from the estate of Eileen Mitchell Gibbs, a 1936 alumna of the college. The gift will fund technology, endowed professorships and endowments for the natural sciences building and the Haas Pavilion.
Moraine Valley Community College (Ill.) received a $10,000 grant from the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund to help support its DaimlerChrysler College Automotive Program, which trains future automotive technicians. The grant will be used to purchase equipment, computers and storage systems for specialty tools and supplies.
Morrisville State College (N.Y.) received a $65,000 bequest from the estate of Marion Chapin Rood, a member of the class of 1938. Her late husband, Bill Rood, graduated from the college in 1940. A brass plaque bearing their names will be added to the college’s theater as a tribute to the couple.
Mount Holyoke College’s (Mass.) Center for Global Initiatives received a $100,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to study ways to expand the college’s study abroad opportunities to all students. The grant will fund a working group of faculty, students, administrators and alumni.
Northwestern University (Ill.) African studies program received a $3 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help improve HIV prevention programs in Nigeria. The university will partner with Nigeria’s University of Ibadan and other organizations to conduct field research in six Nigerian sites over three years.
Southern University (La.) received a $64,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration to provide substance abuse and HIV prevention education for university personnel and students.
The University of Arkansas received a $1 million donation from alumnus Hayden McIlroy Jr. and his wife, Mary Joe McIlroy, to establish an endowed professorship in the visual and performing arts. The gift by McIlroy, a member of the class of 1948, will be matched by the university.
The University of Iowa received a $1 million donation from Donald W. Heineking to endow athletics scholarships in eight sports, including baseball, football and wrestling. Heineking is chairman of the board of Security State Bank in Hubbard, Iowa.
The University of Virginia received a $4.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for a study on mental health outpatient treatment. The grant will fund the final phase of a three-part study on legally mandated treatments for people with mental disorders.
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