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December 01, 2016

Daily News Roundup: German Couple Donates $127 Million Art Trove

Prized Modern-Art Collection Donated for New Berlin Museum: German collectors Heiner and Ulla Pietzsch will give some 150 works valued at $127 million to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Artnet News reports. The trove, considered one of the world's great collections of modern art, will be displayed at the planned Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin.

Chan Zuckerberg Education Chief Talks Priorities in Interview: Jim Shelton, head of education programs for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, talks to The Chronicle of Higher Education about the $45 billion philanthropic entity's aim to apply technology and science to improving student outcomes and his role as a "tri-sector connector" linking business, government, and philanthropy.

Apple Offers Red Products and $1 Million Pledge in AIDS Campaign: The tech giant teamed with AIDS-awareness campaign Red on its largest cause effort to date, writes The Washington Post. The company unveiled red versions of many products and through December 7 will give Red $1 for every Apple Store purchase made with its Apple Pay system, up to $1 million.

Nonprofit Fighting Big NYC Park Project Ordered to Reveal Finances: City Club of New York received a state violation notice for not filing required disclosure forms since 2003, reports Crain's New York Business. The small civic group has waged a legal battle against Pier 55, a planned riverside park backed by media mogul Barry Diller.

Helsinki Rejects Guggenheim Museum Plan: The head of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation said the long-gestating project is likely dead following the vote by the Finnish capital's City Council, The New York Times reports. The council rejected a plan to boost city and philanthropic funding for the museum after the national government vetoed support.