Our work is grounded in data and information gathered from reliable, global resources. Below you’ll find our curated collection of articles about our clients’ fundraising efforts, as well as other philanthropy-related news and updates. Please check back regularly, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us at kr@grenzglier.com if we can be of further assistance.

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News, forecasts and insights


Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery receives $15M contribution (Hub, January 7, 2021)
Gates Foundation Commits Additional $250 Million for Covid-19 Tests, Vaccines, and Treatments (Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 6, 2021)
Stepping up: UCLA Foundation gives $5 million for student financial aid (UCLA Newsroom, January 5, 2021)
UGI gifting $300,000 to support student diversity in STEM fields at Penn State Harrisburg (ABC 27, December 22, 2020)
UNL College of Business celebrates $6 million in gifts for new endowed chairs (University of Nebraska Foundation, December 21, 2020)
UCLA Foundation steps in with $5 million for students struggling amid the pandemic (Los Angeles Times, December 21, 2020)
State College family creates $50k endowment for Penn State University Press (Daily Collegian, December 17, 2020)

McMaster Alumnus’ $10M Gift Accelerates Search For Allergy Cure (The Bay Observer, December 17, 2020)

$10M gift supports new myeloma research center at Ohio State (Ohio State News, December 17, 2020)

IUP graduate donates $25,000 for business scholarship (Indiana Gazette, December 17, 2020)

Gift celebrates success of UW student and faculty work to grow businesses in underserved communities (University of Washington News, December 14, 2020)
Giving Tuesday fundraising nets Eastern Michigan University $1.2M (Michigan Live, December 3, 2020)
Loyola to receive $2 million bequest to fund scholarships (Loyola News, December 10, 2020)
KU Alumni Association’s Virtual Fundraiser Brings in $100K (The University of Kansas, December 7, 2020)
UMass Lowell Smashes Fundraising Campaign Goal (UMass Lowell, December 7, 2020)
#GivingTuesday at Penn State sets new record with more than 10,400 gifts (Penn State News, December 7, 2020)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Theater Overhaul Near Completion (Opera Wire, November 30, 2020)
In memory of Congo Square’s Samuel Roberson, a major new annual gift for Chicago playwrights of color (Chicago Tribune, November 24, 2020)
HMSA Foundation donates $1M to expand interprofessional education program (Pacific Business News, November 23, 2020)
Despite ongoing pandemic, Giving Day 2020 breaks fundraising records (Columbia Spectator, November 19, 2020)
Stanford receives gift to support the university’s Black Community Services Center and Ujamaa student residence (Stanford News, November 18, 2020)
University of Houston closes ‘Here, We Go’ campaign with over $1.2B raised – (Houston Business Journal, October 28, 2020)
Fundraising reaches historic levels in response to coronavirus concerns – (Temple Now, October 20, 2020)
UNI Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year
Celebrate the ‘We Are’ spirit this #GivingTuesday
Howard Receives $1 Million to Start Women’s Leadership Center
UA Sets Fundraising Record in 2019-20 Fiscal Year
Homecoming Will Include Giving Day to Support Student Success
University of Toronto receives single largest gift in Canadian history from James and Louise Temerty to support advances in human health and health care


Global Philanthropy Funds Market : Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Foundation for Teaching Promotion, The Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, etc. (Factory Gate, January 6, 2021)
Charitable Giving Up Nearly 8%, Despite Pandemic (Think Advisor, December 29, 2020)
Philanthropist donation will have major impact (Philadelphia Tribune, December 21, 2020)
Turning the Nonprofit Starvation Cycle into the Nonprofit Nutrition Cycle (The Center for Effective Philanthropy, December 18, 2020)
A Year Like None Other: 2020’s Impact on Nonprofit Revenue and Programming (Nonprofit Quarterly, December 9, 2020)
The Big Vision for the Next Stage of Education Philanthropy (Grantmakers for Education, December 10, 2020)
Moving Philanthropy Beyond Crisis Response to Structural Change (The Center for Effective Philanthropy, December 7, 2020)
TechSoup’s Fundraising Forecast and Recommendations for 2021 (TechSoup, December 1, 2020)
The Storied History of Giving in America (Smithsonian Magazine, November 23, 2020)
Digital maturity helps nonprofits thrive despite the pandemic (ZD Net, November 23, 2020)
Preparing for the Unknowns of Spring and Beyond – (National Association of Independent Schools, November 10, 2020)
COVID-19 Giving: Donors Aren’t Tapped Out Yet – (Philanthropy Roundtable, November 4, 2020)
How Fundraising is Faring at Big Charities – (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 28, 2020)
Nonprofits Weigh the Question of Staying Virtual Forever – (Nonprofit Quarterly, October 23, 2020)
Crisis Crystal Ball: The Future of Fundraising? – (Nonprofit Quarterly, October 12, 2020)
Crisis Crystal Ball: The Future of Fundraising? – (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 7, 2020)


Why Nonprofit Leaders Need To Lead The Way In Innovating Education (Forbes, January 11, 2021)
Philanthropy’s Role in a Better Future (Center for Effective Philanthropy, January 8, 2021)
2020 nonprofits year in review (Crain’s Cleveland Business, December 29, 2020)
Virtual Events Helped Charities Meet Fundraising Goals (Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 11, 2020)
How COVID-19 has changed the face of fundraising for higher education (World Economic Forum, December 10, 2020)
Philanthropy and Racial Equity in 2020: Moving the Needle? (Center for Effective Philanthropy, December 9, 2020)
Ethical Storytelling for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (Nonprofit Quarterly, December 7, 2020)
What Does Giving Done Right Mean to You? (The Center for Effective Philanthropy, December 1, 2020)
Value, Price, and the Emerging Market (National Association of Independent Schools, November 17, 2020)
Using Private Foundations to Build a Family Culture of Philanthropy (Value Walk, November 24, 2020)
Building a Trust-Based Philanthropy to Shift Power Back to Communities (Stanford Social Innovation Review, November 20, 2020)
Building a Trust-Based Philanthropy to Shift Power Back to Communities (Stanford Social Innovation Review, November 20, 2020)
Foundations Have Increased Giving and Loosened Restrictions Since Pandemic (Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2020)
As Giving Tuesday Nears, It’s Time to Drop the Donor-Fatigue Myth – (Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 16, 2020)
Study Finds Large Funders Became More Flexible During COVID-19. Will it Last? – (Inside Philanthropy, November 16, 2020)
Small Donations Make a Big Impact – (Philanthropy Roundtable, November 5, 2020)
Good to Know! Proposals Calling for Regulation of the Philanthropy Sector – (Philanthropy Roundtable, November 2, 2020)
“Infinite Growth Horizon.” Some Higher Ed Funders Are Giving Like It’s 2019 – (Inside Philanthropy, October 23, 2020)
Pandemic Boosts Fundraising at Community Colleges – (Inside Higher Ed, October 19, 2020)
ACS Encourages Health and Fundraising During Pandemic – (Osprey Observer, October 16, 2020)
Colleges’ fundraisers are still finding success, even if it’s not always in dollars – (Buffalo Business First, October 1, 2020)