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ERIC Number: EJ826021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-9
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Despite Downturn, Some Colleges Continue to Receive Major Gifts
Shieh, David
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n18 pA16 Jan 2009
Twenty million dollars to Vanderbilt University for financial aid. Seventeen million dollars to Washington and Lee University for faculty programs. Ten million dollars to the State University of New York at Stony Brook for science research. This article reports that donations of such magnitude, all announced in December, may seem unlikely in the current economic climate, but a handful of colleges and universities have continued to receive them. Donors have continued to pledge gifts, at Washington and Lee and elsewhere, perhaps because many of the wealthiest among them have not been affected as deeply by the economic turmoil as has the general public. In fact, most of Stony Brook's major donors have been unfazed by the crisis. Only one or two donors who expected to make major gifts have delayed their plans.
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Language: English
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