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The richest university endowments grew over the past decade, but not as much as they did in the 1990s, according to new data compiled by DegreeQuery.
In fundraising and advancement, wealthy families seek immediate impact on college access, career readiness, scholarships, faculty support and community colleges.
Giving to higher education hit a record $49.6 billion in 2019. Growth was driven by an increase in donations from organizations, though personal giving declined.
Mascots and nicknames deemed offensive, particularly by Native American groups, have been dropped and replaced in recent years at several colleges and universities. But controversy persists on some campuses.
An integrated, personalized and meaningful engagement strategy brings in more than just gifts, says UB guest columnist Robert Anderson, who is vice president for alumni relations and development at Albion College in Michigan.
When higher ed advancement leaders hear about an independently formed group of alumni or philanthropists, the next steps matter in supporting and partnering with the giving circle.
The decade to come at High Point University will bring many changes, yet under steady leadership from Nido Qubein.
Renu Khator has made the University of Houston a Tier 1 research institution and completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign, while reversing low-graduation rates, planning a medical school and recommitting to athletic programs.
Blattner is becoming president of the Missouri institution next year, following a stint leading Caldwell University in New Jersey.
How strong mobile giving platforms and social media promotions can fuel your advancement campaign
How a challenge gift from High Point University helped in the campaign to save a college.
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