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October 19, 2016
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Phil Knight Tops Bloomberg With $1.8 Billion in Gifts to Universities

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Phil Knight's $500 million gift to the University of Oregon, his alma mater, makes him the biggest donor to higher education, above Michael Bloomberg.

Two thoroughbreds of American philanthropy have been in a neck-and-neck race for the crown for most generous donor to higher education.

On Tuesday, Nike co-founder Phil Knight took the lead by a nose.

Phil and Penny Knight’s $500 million gift to...

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