The AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION has received $250,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation to help support ACE’s Initiative for Severely Injured Veterans, which helps veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan pursue a college education.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE (N.Y.) has received a $20 MILLION gift, the largest in its history, from John and Pat Klingenstein to further support the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (Pa.) has received a $100,000 grant from alumnus Dr. Chapman W. Bouldin Jr. to establish the Chapman and Ann Bouldin Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of his parents.
MACALESTER COLLEGE (Minn.) has received a $13.5 MILLION gift from philanthropist Shelby Moore Cullom Davis. The funds will be used to provide scholarships for international students.
The project to build a MEMORIAL FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. amid the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., received $3 MILLION from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The project has now raised $90 million of the $100 million goal.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY has received a $3.75 MILLION gift from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund to create an endowed chair in Israel Studies.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS’ HARRY H. LAIDLAW JR. HONEY BEE RESEARCH FACILITY has received a $100,000 donation from the ice cream maker Häagen-Dazs to support research into sustainable pollination and a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. Some of these funds will also aid a postdoctoral researcher.
THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES LAW SCHOOL, has received $5.5 MILLION in new gifts to support research on sexual orientation law and policy.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA has received a $5 MILLION gift from an anonymous donor in support of academic and scholarship programs for underrepresented students. Through the state of Florida’s dollar-for-dollar gift matching program, the school will receive an additional $5 million, establishing a $10 million endowment.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO will receive $6 MILLION over the next six years from the Department of Homeland Security, after being designated a Center of Excellence for Border Security. The funds will be used to bring together expertise and research capabilities from colleges and universities throughout the United States to focus on long-term border security measures.
The UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE has received $700,000 for the library’s special collections from David Bell’s estate.
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