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‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune

Last month, Charles F. Feeney completed the sprint and made a final grant, $7 million to Cornell University, to support students doing community service work. He had officially emptied his pockets, meeting his aspiration of “giving while living.” Altogether, he had contributed $8 billion to his philanthropies, which have supported higher education, public health, human rights and scientific research.

White House political director David Simas joins Obama Foundation as CEO

David Simas, who directs the White House's office of political strategy and outreach, will join the Obama Foundation as its chief executive, foundation officials announced Monday. Simas, a native of Taunton, Mass., has served as President Obama's top political aide since early 2014. The fact that he is helping establish his presidential center in Chicago provides the latest indication that Obama intends to engage in political activism after leaving office.

Vanderbilt receives $20 million gift thanks to Facebook founding engineer and his wife

Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife, Marieke, that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.

Alumnus Norman Powell makes $5 million gift to UCLA Library

UCLA alumnus Norman Powell has given $5 million to create an endowment that will support the highest priorities of UCLA’s university librarian. The university librarian is a dean-level position charged with overseeing and providing strategic direction for UCLA’s eight campus libraries and special collections. Ginny Steel, who has held the position since 2013, will be the inaugural Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian.

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