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Anonymous Alumnus Makes Unrestricted Gift of $140 Million to Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Last week MIT announced that an anonymous alumnus pledged $140 million to the University to support “any facet of the Institute’s educational and research mission.” “No one has ever made it through life without someone else’s help. As a past recipient of MIT’s generous financial aid, I benefited tremendously from the opportunity to pursue my MIT education and am extremely appreciative of all the ways that MIT has shaped me,” the donor said. The MIT News Office lauded the gift for its flexibility and noted how crucial unrestricted gifts are to the University’s general operations.

Washington University Receives $10 Million for Center for Genome Sciences

The Harry Edison Foundation has donated $10 million to support the Washington University School of Medicine’s already extensive genome research initiative led by Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD. One of his colleagues praised his work as having, “revolutionized the understanding of the microbes that colonize the human gut.” In honor of the Henry Edison Foundation, the University will be renaming the center to the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology.

The University of Chicago Nets Two Gifts in One Week Worth $120 Million

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has renamed its Social Enterprise Initiative to the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation in honor of Tandean Rustandy, MBA’07, who donated $20 million dollars in May. Only two days later, The University of Chicago Medicine announced a second gift, this time worth $100 million, from the Duchossois Family, which will establish The Duchossois Family Institute.

Henry Hillman Bequeaths $800 million to Pittsburgh Charities

Henry Hillman, billionaire philanthropist who passed away in April, was a Pittsburgh native. Since his passing, his foundation announced that he bequeathed more than $800 million in gifts to 14 family philanthropies. These foundations primarily support initiatives in Southwest Pennsylvania. Over their lives Henry Hillman, and his wife Elsie, had given millions to projects around Pittsburgh aimed at improving people's quality of life. Even in his passing, his legacy will live on through these last major gifts.

GG+A Thought Leaders Discuss Latest Trends in Giving

In connection with today’s release of the 2017 Giving USA report, we invite you to a series of conversations among our thought leaders on trends in giving, and related insights.

Senior VP, Kat Banakis, Presents at The State University of New York Council for University Advancement

GG+A's Kat Banakis, Senior Vice President of Advanced Analytics, will be presenting at the 2017 State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) Annual Educational Conference. The conference will take place from June 7-9 in Tarrytown, New York and brings together SUNYCUAD's more than 900 experts who work in development, public relations, alumni relations, publications, government relations, marketing, web communications and social media.

Andrew Allred Promoted to Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific

Andrew will lead the firm’s expansion in the Asia Pacific region by expanding his work in Australia as well as with nonprofits in New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Antarctica. Andrew's new role heightens GG+A's commitment to advance the missions of clients worldwide.

Alumni Networks: Allies for Institutional Reputation

Competition is heightened among universities today, as rankings increasingly influence public perception of educational quality. These rankings - sometimes referred to as “league tables,” in a nod to European football standings - have detractors and advocates. But regardless of one’s opinion about them, the rankings clearly have public visibility.

55 years. 2000+ organizations. Relationships that have spanned decades. See some of GG+A's past and present clients.

Penn State

Partner for 33 years

University of Florida

Partner for 32 years

Children Hospital of Chicago

Partner for 22 years

John Hopkins University & Medicine

Partner for 26 years

University of Nebraska

Partner for 27 years

Art Institute of Chicago

Partner for 12 years

Rush University Medical Center

Partner for 15 years

Randolph-Macon College

Partner for 11 years

Oregon State University Foundation

Partner for 12 years

Knox College

Partner for 12 years

University of Kansas KU Endowment

Partner for 16 years

University of Minnesota Foundation

Partner for 19 years

Drexel University

Partner for 16 years

Insead Business School for the World

Partner for 3 years

Dana Hall School

Partner for 7 years

University of Georgia

Partner for 3 years

Carnegie Mellon University

Partner for 5 years

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

Partner for 4 years

Folger Shakespeare Library

Partner for 4 years

Shipley School

Partner for 8 years

Christ School

Partner for 3 years

American School of Milan

Partner for 2 years

San Francisco Symphony

Partner for 10 years

Newberry Library

Partner for 2 years

Temple University

Partner for 5 years

Loomis Chaffee School

Partner for 6 years

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Partner for 10 years

Nova Southeastern University

Partner for 4 years

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Partner for 6 years

Kenyon College

Partner for 3 years

University of Vermont Foundation

Partner for 7 years

Blake (BLA)

Partner for 5 years

Northampton Community College

Partner for 2 years

The Phillips Collection

Partner for 4 years

UMass Amherst

Partner for 10 years

Charlotte Country Day School

Partner for 4 years

University of Georgia Terry College of Business

Partner for 7 years

University School of Nashville

Partner for 6 years

University of Toledo

Partner for 6 years

Hoag Hospital Foundation

Partner for 6 years

Yale University

Partner for 7 years

Fidelity Charitable

Partner for 2 years