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Cornell College announces $35 million Science Facilities Project and largest cash gift

This will be the first new academic building constructed on the Cornell College campus in 40 years. It will be located near the current West Science Center, and just south of South Hall. The $35 million project, to be funded completely through philanthropy, is moving forward at an accelerated pace due to a leadership gift of $20 million by alumna Jean Russell ’65 to honor her Cornell experience and her father’s legacy.

$150M gift founds Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business

H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng. ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D. ’86, and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for Cornell University’s College of Business, which comprises the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. It is the largest single gift to Cornell’s Ithaca campus and the second largest gift to name a U.S. business school.

Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel Hill receives $25 million gift

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the Ackland Art Museum on January 25 on Carolina’s campus. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, an $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish drawings – including seven Rembrandts – valued at $17 million. The Carolina alumnus and orthodontist and his wife, Leena, couldn’t be more pleased to be making this gift, worth $25 million, to his alma mater.

Historic Gift: Gates Foundation Gives $279 Million to University of Washington

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again shattering donation records at the University of Washington, this time with a $279 million grant to continue and expand pioneering programs that measure health around the globe. The money will fund another decade of work at the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), which was founded 10 years ago with a $105 million Gates grant that was at the time the largest gift in UW history.

UK Fundraising and European Data Protection Ruling: What It Means and What Your Organisation Should Do Right Now

In December 2016, the Information Commissioner (UK) fined the RSPCA and the British Health Foundation for appending external wealth data to prospect records and searching for new addresses and telephone numbers for supporters with whom they had lost touch, without explicitly informing prospects of these actions. We attempt here to offer practical steps to take now and in the weeks ahead in order to be well-prepared for the new compliance regulations in 2017 and 2018.

Jim McKey Presents at ISACS Conference 1.26.17

GG+A Vice President, Jim McKey, will be presenting at the 2017 Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Heads of School Conference! This year's conference, titled "Becoming our Best Selves: Schools and Leaders," focuses on the importance of leadership in independent schools, with keynote speakers from The New York Times and The Center for Early Education.

Suzanne Hilser-Wiles Named President of GG+A

GG+A is proud to announce that effective January 1, Suzanne Hilser-Wiles will assume the role of President of the firm. John Glier will continue to serve as GG+A’s CEO. Suzanne has been Senior Vice President and Managing Director at GG+A since 2013, having joined the firm in 2011 as a Vice President. Suzanne will be GG+A’s third president, and its first woman president in its 55-year history.

"Religiosity is the Best Predictor of Giving"

As we approach the end of the calendar year, most of us will be flooded with requests for year end donations, but what difference does donating make to the world around us or for ourselves? GG+A's Kat Banakis discusses the relationship between religion and philanthropy with interfaith guest speakers.

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

Penn State

Partner for 32 years

University of Florida

Partner for 31 years

Children Hospital of Chicago

Partner for 21 years

John Hopkins University & Medicine

Partner for 25 years

University of Nebraska

Partner for 26 years

Art Institute of Chicago

Partner for 11 years

Rush University Medical Center

Partner for 14 years

Randolph-Macon College

Partner for 10 years

Oregon State University Foundation

Partner for 11 years

Knox College

Partner for 11 years

University of Kansas KU Endowment

Partner for 15 years

University of Minnesota Foundation

Partner for 18 years

Drexel University

Partner for 15 years

Insead Business School for the World

Partner for 2 years

Dana Hall School

Partner for 6 years

University of Georgia

Partner for 2 years

Carnegie Mellon University

Partner for 4 years

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

Partner for 3 years

Folger Shakespeare Library

Partner for 3 years

Shipley School

Partner for 7 years

Christ School

Partner for 2 years

American School of Milan

Partner for 1 year

San Francisco Symphony

Partner for 9 years

Newberry Library

Partner for 1 year

Temple University

Partner for 4 years

Loomis Chaffee School

Partner for 5 years

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Partner for 9 years

Nova Southeastern University

Partner for 3 years

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Partner for 5 years

Kenyon College

Partner for 2 years

University of Vermont Foundation

Partner for 6 years

Blake (BLA)

Partner for 4 years

Northampton Community College

Partner for 1 year

The Phillips Collection

Partner for 3 years

UMass Amherst

Partner for 9 years

Charlotte Country Day School

Partner for 3 years

University of Georgia Terry College of Business

Partner for 6 years

University School of Nashville

Partner for 5 years

University of Toledo

Partner for 5 years

Hoag Hospital Foundation

Partner for 5 years

Yale University

Partner for 6 years

Fidelity Charitable

Partner for 1 year