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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$25 million gift to UChicago will support work on global health and social development (UChicago News, February 18, 2021)
Honouring Leadership Excellence in Montreal with a $1 Million Donation (Digital Journal, February 18, 2021)
After seeing campus needs at School of Science and Math reunion, donor makes record gift (The News & Observer, February 17, 2021)
$2 Million Gift To Benefit Library During Renovation (UVA Today, February 16, 2021)
Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie donate $80 million to improve the health of mothers and babies (Stanford Medicine News Center, February 16, 2021)
Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.8M for cancer research (Kamloops This Week, February 15, 2021)
UCLA Health receives $29 million gift to establish center in precision genomic medicine (UCLA Newsroom, February 11, 2021)
Dartmouth undertaking $75 million on Hopkins Center renovation with Norwegian design firm (Valley News, February 10, 2021)
University of Maryland School of Nursing receives record $13.8 million gift; deanship named for donors (The Baltimore Sun, February 10, 2021)
$10 million gift from Helen Diller Foundation marks new name for Berkeley institute at 10 years (Berkeley News, February 9, 2021)
Dana-Farber and Deerfield Join Forces Again in $130 Million Collab (BioSpace, February 8, 2021)
U of O’s Refugee Hub receives $250,000 donation from Giustra Foundation (Fulcrum, February 7, 2021)
OSU receives $50 million lead gift to complete Reser Stadium, enable year-round university programs (Oregon State News, February 4, 2021)
$6.8M gift to UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing funds simulation center, scholarships to educate nurses (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill News, February 2, 2021)
$6.3 Million Gift from Alumnus David S. Pottruck to Penn Athletics (University of Pennsylvania News, February 2, 2021)
Gensler Family Endows a $10 million Gift to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell (Boston Real Estate Times, February 1, 2021)
University of Hawaii Agricultural Program Receives $2 Million Pledge (The College Post, February 1, 2021)
New Online MPH Program Receives Significant Gift (Yale School of Medicine, February 1, 2021)
Michigan Receives Anonymous $5M Donation For Ross Scholarships (Poets & Quants, January 30, 2021)
University Of Chicago Receives $75 Million Gift For School Of Social Work (CBS Chicago, January 28, 2021)
UT Austin researchers nab $3.8M from NASA to research unmanned aerial vehicles (Austin Business Journal, January 28, 2021)
UF receives $2 million gift to research, fight disinformation (The Gainesville Sun, January 26, 2021)
University of Minnesota receives $5M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for racial justice in higher education (University of Minnesota News & Events, January 13, 2021)
Prayers From Maria has raised more than $7 million for cancer research (Cleveland.com, January 25, 2021)
University ‘mega’ donations of more than $10-million are on the rise (The Globe and Mail, January 24, 2021)
Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s $1.5M gift creates cell culture facility (Penn State News, January 21, 2021)
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Welcomes New Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations (NewsWise, January 21, 2021)
Oregon State University receives $1.58 million from Northwest Farm Credit Services to support agriculture programs (The Register-Guard, January 19, 2021)
Dana-Farber launches $10M venture fund for cancer startups (Boston Business Journal, January 14, 2021)
Penn State Hazleton receives $200k gift from foundation of former professor (Penn State News, January 14, 2021)
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health (Yale School of Medicine News, January 13, 2021)
University of Minnesota receives $5M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for racial justice in higher education (University of Minnesota News, January 13, 2021)
Cornell AAP’s New York City program receives $10 million gift from Gensler family (The Architect’s Newspaper, January 12, 2021)
Live to Give: Top 10 Colleges for Future Philanthropists (College Magazine, January 5, 2021)
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)


The Next Generation is Reshaping Philanthropy (Thrive Global, February 15, 2021)
More Millennials Than Boomers Plan to Give $500 or More This Year (Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 11, 2021)
In Challenging Times, Channeling Negative Emotions into Impactful Giving (Charity Navigator, February 8, 2021)
Fundraiser confidence grew toward year-end, survey finds (Philanthropy News Digest, February 9, 2021)
Fundraisers Were More Confident at Year End but Worried About 2021 (Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 5, 2021)
Why You Need a Long-Term Fundraising Plan: 7 Compelling Reasons (Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 27, 2021)
Embracing Inclusion Expands Giving Opportunities (The Nonprofit Times, January 21, 2021)
Live to Give: Top 10 Colleges for Future Philanthropists (College Magazine, January 5, 2021)
2021 Will Be A Year Of Challenges And Opportunities (Forbes, January 13, 2021)
Why Nonprofit Leaders Need To Lead The Way In Innovating Education (Forbes, January 11, 2021)
NAIS Staff Predictions for the Future of Independent Schools (National Association of Independent Schools, January 5, 2021)
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 to Build Nonprofit Resilience: Three Strategies to Strengthen Organizations (The Bridgespan Group, February 17, 2021)
Lessons for nonprofits from COVID-19 (IDR, February 16, 2021)
Year-End Fundraising Results Were Mixed. Digital Outreach Was Critical. (Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 9, 2021)
Untapped Philanthropy: What does the future of family philanthropy look like in America? (Fluxx, February 9, 2021)
Giving to Higher Education Was Flat in 2020 Fiscal Year, New Report Says (Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 9, 2021)
65 Percent of Colleges Raised Less in 2020 Than 2019, Survey Finds (Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 8, 2021)
Resolutions That Can Help Boost Your Philanthropic Efforts (Thrive Global, February 3, 2021)
Asking the Right Person for the Right Amount (Nonprofit Quarterly, January 29, 2021)
Why You Need a Long-Term Fundraising Plan: 7 Compelling Reasons (Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 27, 2021)
Household Generosity During the Pandemic (Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 19, 2021)
Philanthropists need to get ‘uncomfortable’ to change sector, Ford Foundation president says (Reuters, January 13, 2021)
How to build upon recent changes to place-based coordination (NPC, January 12, 2021)
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)