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Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More

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2017Michael S. and Susan DellTexasTechnologyMichael & Susan Dell Foundation (Austin, Tex.)TexasFoundationsGiftMichael & Susan Dell Foundation (Austin, Tex.) has received $1 billion from Michael and Susan Dell to double its endowment. The foundation plans to expand its support of social entrepreneurs, college mentoring programs, and innovations in education. Mr. Dell is chairman and chief executive of Dell Technologies.$1,000,000,000
2017Henry L. HillmanPennsylvaniaFamily wealth, InvestmentsHillman Family Foundation (Pittsburgh)PennsylvaniaFoundationsBequestHillman Family Foundation (Pittsburgh) has received a bequest of $800 million from Pittsburgh financier Henry Hillman, bringing the total combined value of the foundations to more than $1.2 billion. Mr. Hillman died in April at age 98. He was chairman of the Hillman Company, a holding company founded in the late 1800s as a coal and coke business by his grandfather, Hartwell Hillman Sr. Of the total bequest, $700 million will go to the Henry L. Hillman Foundation. The remainder will be directed to funds Mr. Hillman created in the names of his four children and nine grandchildren. More than 90 percent of the foundations' grant making will benefit the Pittsburgh area.$800,000,000
2017Helen Diller Foundation (Helen Diller)Real estateU. of California at San FranciscoCaliforniaColleges and universitiesUnrestricted BequestU. of California at San Francisco has received a bequest of $500 million from the Helen Diller Foundation. The majority of the donation is unrestricted, however $100 million will help advance biomedical research. The remaining $400 million will support faculty, staff, and students in various medical fields. Ms. Diller died in 2015. Her husband, Sanford, is the founder of Prometheus Real Estate Group.$500,000,000
2017AnonymousMassachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)MassachusettsColleges and universitiesUnrestrictedMassachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) has received an unrestricted donation of $140 million from an anonymous donor.$140,000,000
2017David RockefellerNew YorkFamily wealthMuseum of Modern Art (New York)New YorkArtsBequestMuseum of Modern Art (New York), in New York, has received a bequest of $125-million from David Rockefeller, retired chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, in New York. Mr. Rockefeller died in March 2017 at the age of 101.$125,000,000
2017William and Linda FrostManufacturingCalifornia Polytechnic State U. at San Luis ObispoCaliforniaColleges and universitiesCalifornia Polytechnic State U. at San Luis Obispo has received $110 million from William and Linda Frost for the College of Science and Mathematics. The donation will provide funding for a new interdisciplinary research center, update equipment and other instruments, expand the hiring of instructors, and provide $3.6 million annually to support student scholarships and research stipends. Mr. Frost, an alumnus, founded Chemlogic, a chemical manufacturing company, which he later sold for $1.3 billion.$110,000,000
2017Peter H. and Paula LunderMaineManufacturing, RetailColby College Museum of Art (Waterville, Me.)MaineColleges and universitiesNoncashColby College Museum of Art (Waterville, Me.) has received several artworks worth more than $100 million from Peter and Paula Lunder. The donation will be added to the museum's collection and create the Lunder Institute for American Art. Mr. Lunder is the former president of Dexter Shoe Company.$100,000,000
2017John A. and Susan SobratoCaliforniaReal estateSanta Clara U. (Calif.)CaliforniaColleges and universitiesGiftSanta Clara U. (Calif.) has received $100 million from John and Susan Sobrato to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The gift will pay for a 300,000-square-foot complex incorporating the university's engineering and natural-science departments and containing laboratories, classrooms, and areas for student projects. Mr. Sobrato heads the Sobrato Organization, a property-development company in Silicon Valley. He is a Santa Clara alumnus and a member of its Board of Trustees.$100,000,000
2017Charles ButtTexasFood and beverageHoldsworth Center (San Antonio)TexasEducationGiftHoldsworth Center (San Antonio) has received $100 million from Charles Butt to create this new institute that will offer leadership training for public-school administrators in Texas. Mr. Butt is the chairman and chief executive of H-E-B, a grocery chain based in San Antonio. The institute is named in honor of his late mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, who was a public-school teacher.$100,000,000
2017Agnes GundNew YorkFamily wealthArt For Justice Fund (New York)New YorkHuman and social servicesGiftArt For Justice Fund has received $100 million from Agnes Gund to establish the nonprofit which will support groups seeking to address mass incarceration. Ms. Gund is an art collector and banking heiress.$100,000,000
2017Craig and Janet DuchossoisIllinoisDefense contracting, ManufacturingU. of Chicago MedicineIllinoisHealthPledgeU. of Chicago Medicine has received a pledge $100 million from Craig and Janet Duchossois and their family to create the Duchossois Family Institute, a center for research and other efforts focused on how the immune system, genetics, and microbiomes such as bacteria interact to maintain human health and prevent disease. Mr. and Ms. Duchossois will give $50 million directly; the remaining money will come from the Duchossois Family Foundation, in which three generations of the clan are involved. The family has previously given the university gifts totaling $37 million. Mr. Duchossois is the chairman of the Duchossois Group, a holding company that has investments in racehorse tracks, defense contracts, and rail-car manufacturing.$100,000,000
2017Bloomberg Philanthropies (Michael Bloomberg)New YorkMedia and entertainmentThe Shed (New York)New YorkArtsGiftThe Shed (New York), in New York, has received a gift of $75-million from Bloomberg Philanthropies (Michael Bloomberg) to build this performing-arts center, slated to open in 2019. Mr. Bloomberg is the former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg LP, a media conglomerate. The gift includes $15-million Mr. Bloomberg quietly gave the cultural nonprofit group in 2012.$75,000,000
2017Taner HaliciogluTechnologyU. of California at San DiegoCaliforniaColleges and universitiesU. of California at San Diego has received $75 million from Taner Halicioglu to establish the Halicioglu Institute for Data Science. The money will help pay for faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate-student fellowships as well as undergraduate scholarships. Mr. Halicioglu earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the university in 1996 and went on to work for the technology companies Loudcloud and eBay. He joined Facebook in October 2004 as its first full-time hire, serving as a software and operations engineer. He left Facebook in 2009 and now teaches at the university's Jacobs School of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This is his second donation to his alma mater, following a $2-million gift in 2015 to support computer-science and engineering professors and lecturers.$75,000,000
2017Ed BabkaIowaMedia and entertainmentU. of Dubuque (Iowa)IowaColleges and universitiesBequestU. of Dubuque (Iowa) has received a bequest of $60 million from Edward Babka, a longtime trustee of the university, to support the Ed and Shirley Babka Scholarship Fund and bolster the university's endowment. Of the gift, $37 million has already been paid since Mr. Babka died in June 2016. Mr. Babka founded Babka Publishing Company and Antique Trader, a magazine catering to antiques buyers and collectors. He served for 43 years on the university's Board of Trustees, and he and his wife, Shirley, are longtime donors, helping fund the campus's bookstore, theater, and numerous academic and residential buildings.$60,000,000
2017Gordon and Betty MooreCaliforniaTechnologyLucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.)CaliforniaHealthGiftLucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.) has received a gift of $50 million from Gordon and Betty Moore for its Children's Heart Center, which will be named in Ms. Moore's honor. Mr. Moore is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation, the technology company in Santa Clara, Calif. The couple's grandchild had heart surgery at the hospital last year.$50,000,000
2017Steven A. CohenConnecticutFinanceMuseum of Modern Art (New York)New YorkMuseums and librariesGiftMuseum of Modern Art, in New York, has received $50 million from Steven and Alexandra Cohen, through their Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation, for a renovation and expansion project. Mr. Cohen founded S.A.C. Capital Advisors, a hedge fund, and Point72 Asset Management. He serves on the museum's Board of Trustees.$50,000,000
2017Marcia CohnIllinoisFamily wealth, Food and beverageBrandeis U. (Waltham, Mass.)MassachusettsColleges and universitiesBequestBrandeis U., in Waltham, Mass., has received a bequest of $50-million from Marcia Cohn to add to the Jacob and Rosaline Cohn Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship Fund. Her father, Jacob Cohn, owned the Continental Coffee Company, which he sold to Sysco in 1998. Ms. Cohn died in 2015.$50,000,000
2017Michael and Anne Grott BonneyPharmaceuticalsBates College (Lewiston, Me.)MaineColleges and universitiesBates College (Lewiston, Me.) has received $50 million from Michael and Anne Grott Bonney for new facilities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. Mr. Bonney retired in 2014 as chief executive of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He serves as chairman of the Bates Board of Trustees. The couple met during their freshman year at the college. Mr. Bonney's family has a long history at Bates: His grandfather, Lauren Gilbert, and his father, Wes, graduated from Bates in 1927 and 1950, respectively, and his sister, Melissa Bonney Kane, graduated in 1981. The couple's three children also graduated from the college, in 2009, 2012, and 2015.$50,000,000
2017Dale E. and Sarah Ann FowlerCaliforniaReal estateChapman U. (Orange, Calif.)CaliforniaColleges and universitiesPledgeChapman U. (Orange, Calif.) has received a $45-million pledge from Dale and Sarah Ann Fowler to establish an engineering school. Mr. Fowler founded Fowler Properties, a real-estate-development company in Orange County, Calif. He graduated from Chapman in 1958 with a degree in economics. In 2013, the Fowlers gave the university $55 million for its law school, which was named for them.$45,000,000
2017Paul AllenWashingtonTechnologyU. of Washington (Seattle)WashingtonColleges and universitiesU. of Washington (Seattle) has received $40 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to endow the computer-science department, which was elevated to the level of a school and named the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Microsoft is contributing an additional $10 million toward the endowment.$40,000,000
2017H.F. (Gerry) LenfestPennsylvaniaMedia and entertainmentLenfest Institute for Journalism (Philadelphia)PennsylvaniaOther groupsPledge MatchingLenfest Journalism Institute (Philadelphia) has received a pledge from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest to match up to $40 million from other donors to the journalism nonprofit, which he established last year with a $20-million endowment gift and the donation of his media holding company that owned Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. Mr. Lenfest is the former owner and founder of Lenfest Communications, in Delaware, which he sold to Comcast Corporation in 2000.$40,000,000
2017Robert D. and Patricia E. KernWisconsinManufacturingMedical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)HealthGiftMedical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), in Milwaukee, has received a gift of $37.8-million from the family of Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern to create the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education. Mr. Kern is the founder and retired chairman of Generac Power Systems, a generator-manufacturing company in Waukesha, Wis.$37,800,000
2017Richard and Melanie LundquistCaliforniaReal estateTorrance Memorial Medical Center (Calif.)CaliforniaHealthTorrance Memorial Medical Center (Calif.) has received $32 million from Richard and Melanie Lundquist to expand the Los Angeles-area hospital's neurological, orthopedic, and spinal care. The Lundquists own Continental Development Corporation, a commercial-property builder. The donation brings to $100 million the couple's total giving to the medical center, including $50 million in 2013 for construction of a new building.$32,000,000
2017Kenneth and Elaine LangoneNew YorkRetailBucknell U. (Lewisburg, Pa.)PennsylvaniaColleges and universitiesPledgeBucknell U., in Lewisburg, Pa., has received a $30 million gift from Kenneth and Elaine Langone for its capital campaign. The money will support financial aid. Mr. Langone is the co-founder of the Home Depot retail chain.$30,000,000
2017Samueli Foundation (Henry and Susan Samueli)CaliforniaTechnology, TelecommunicationsU. of California at Irvin (Irvine)CaliforniaColleges and universitiesU. of California at Irvin has received $30 million from the Samueli Foundation (Henry and Susan Samueli) to help pay for a new engineering building. Mr. Samueli co-founded the semiconductor corporation Broadcom. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the university's electrical engineering and computer-science department. The Samuelis have been longtime supporters of the university. They gave $20 million for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering in 1999, and they donated $5.7 million to establish the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine in 2001.$30,000,000
2017Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Paul Allen)WashingtonTechnologyMercy Housing Northwest (Seattle)WashingtonHuman and social servicesMercy Housing Northwest (Seattle) has received $30 million from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to build a new housing and family-services center for homeless families with children in Seattle. Mr. Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft and founder and head of Vulcan, an investment company in Seattle.$30,000,000
2017Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Paul Allen)WashingtonTechnologyMercy Housing (Denver)ColoradoHuman and social servicesPledgeMercy Housing, in Denver, has received a pledge of $30 million from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to design and build a housing and family service center in the Seattle area. Mr. Allen is co-founder of Microsoft and founder and chairman of Vulcan, an investment company in Seattle.$30,000,000
2017Donald BellisarioMedia and entertainmentPennsylvania State U. (University Park)PennsylvaniaColleges and universitiesPledgePennsylvania State U. (University Park) has received a $30-million pledge from television producer and writer Donald Bellisario to establish the Donald P. Bellisario Media Center and support students and faculty at the university's College of Communications, which was renamed for the donor. A portion of the money will support scholarships for communications students, with first preference given to undergraduates who are veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, or National Guard members. Mr. Bellisario created the TV series Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, Jag, and NCIS, among others. He enrolled at Penn State in 1953, left to serve for four years in the Marines, then returned and earned a journalism degree in 1961. He went on to a career in advertising before making the leap to television in the 1970s. He gave the university $1 million in 2006 to endow the Donald P. Bellisario Trustee Scholarship.$30,000,000
2017Andrew and Peggy CherngCaliforniaFood and beverageCalifornia Institute of Technology (Pasadena)CaliforniaColleges and universitiesCalifornia Institute of Technology (Pasadena) has received $30 million from Andrew and Peggy Cherng to endow the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering. The Cherngs founded the Panda Restaurant Group, which operates the Panda Express chain and other dining brands. They did not attend Caltech, but Panda was launched in the university's home city of Pasadena. Both have degrees in mathematics, and Ms. Cherng has an additional degree in electrical engineering. She worked for aircraft companies before joining the family restaurant business.$30,000,000
2017Nancy W. MattisRhode IslandFamily wealth, InvestmentsRhode Island Foundation (Providence)Rhode IslandCommunity foundationsBequest UnrestrictedRhode Island Foundation (Providence) has received an unrestricted bequest of $28 million from Nancy Mattis. Ms. Mattis died in October 2016. Her father, Frederick Wilcox, an investment banker, left her $1 million when he died in 1965.$28,000,000
2017T. Denny SanfordSouth DakotaFinanceNational U. (San Diego)CaliforniaColleges and universitiesPledgeNational U. (San Diego) has received a $28-million pledge from T. Denny Sanford to expand three Sanford Education Programs: Sanford Inspire, Sanford Harmony, and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. Mr. Sanford helped to start the programs with a $1 million donation in 2013 and helped raise $20 million for them from an anonymous donor in 2015. He is the chairman of United National Corporation.$28,000,000
2017Sobrato Family Foundation (John A. and Susan Sobrato)CaliforniaReal estateDrexel Schools (San Jose, Calif.)CaliforniaEducationPledgeDrexel Schools (San Jose, Calif.) has received a $25-million pledge from the Sobrato Family Foundation (John A. and Susan Sobrato) to establish the Sobrato Family Scholars Fund, a need-based scholarship program for families in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties who wish to send their children to Catholic elementary school. Mr. Sobrato is the founder and chairman of Sobrato Development Companies, a real-estate development company in Cupertino, Calif.$25,000,000
2017Neubauer Family Foundation (Joseph Neubauer and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer)PennsylvaniaFood and beverageU. of ChicagoIllinoisColleges and universitiesU. of Chicago has received $25 million from the Neubauer Family Foundation (Joseph Neubauer and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer) to endow Ph.D. programs in the humanities and the physical and social sciences. The money will provide student stipends and back programs to enhance students' professional skills. Mr. Neubauer is a retired chairman of the Aramark Corporation, which provides food and uniform services to large institutions and public facilities. He earned an MBA from the university in 1965 and currently chairs its Board of Trustees. Ms. Lerman-Neubauer founded the marketing and communications firm J.P. Lerman & Company and is a former vice president for communications at Time Warner.$25,000,000
2017A. Dano and Brenda DavisNorth CarolinaFamily wealth, RetailMayo Clinic in Jacksonville (Fla.)FloridaHealthGiftMayo Clinic in Jacksonville (Fla.) has received a gift of $25 million from A. Dano Davis and his wife, Brenda, to expand the medical facility in Jacksonville and to recruit doctors and pay for medical research. Mr. Davis's family founded the Winn-Dixie grocery store chain$25,000,000
2017John and Eilene GraykenMassachusettsFinanceBoston Medical CenterMassachusettsHealthGiftBoston Medical Center has received a gift of $25 million from John and Eilene Grayken to create the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, which will focus on drug research, treatment, training, and addiction prevention. Mr. Grayken is owner of Lone Star Funds, a private-equity fund. He was born in the Boston area, but renounced his U.S. citizenship in 1999, when he became a citizen of Ireland.$25,000,000
2017AnonymousGordon College (Wenham, Mass.)MassachusettsColleges and universitiesPledgeGordon College (Wenham, Mass.) has received a pledge of $25 million, to be paid over five years, from an anonymous donor for its endowment. The gift will also create the Gordon Global Honors Institute and help build its new Center for Leadership and the Arts building.$25,000,000
2017Leonard and Susan FeinsteinNew JerseyRetailFeinstein Institute for Medical Research (Manhasset, N.Y.)New YorkHealthGiftFeinstein Institute for Medical Research (Manhasset, N.Y.) has received $25 million from Leonard and Susan Feinstein to support research efforts in areas such as clinical trials, neuroscience, autoimmunity, and bioelectronic medicine. Mr. Feinstein is the co-founder of Bed Bath and Beyond. The couple previously gave the institute $25 million in 2005 in honor of their son, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.$25,000,000
2017Daniel LubetzkyNew YorkFood and beverageFeed the Truth (New York)New YorkHealthPledgeFeed the Truth (New York) has received a $25-million pledge from Daniel Lubetzky, founder and chief executive of Kind Healthy Snacks, in New York. The gift will establish this new public-health organization, whose mission is to increase transparency among food and beverage companies. Mr. Lubetzky has already given $5 million and has pledged the remaining $20 million over the next 10 years.$25,000,000
2017Joe R. and Teresa Lozano LongTexasFinance, LawU. of Texas Health San AntonioTexasHealthGiftU. of Texas Health San Antonio has received $25 million from retired Texas banker and lawyer Joe Long and his wife, Teresa Lozano Long. Of the gift, $20 million will go to medical-school faculty recruitment, $4 million is for scholarships, and the remaining $1 million will endow the dean's position at the medical school. The couple previously gave the hospital system $25 million in 2008.$25,000,000
2017Charles and Helen SchwabCaliforniaFinanceU. of Notre Dame (Ind.)IndianaColleges and universitiesU. of Notre Dame (Ind.) has received $25 million from investment banker, Charles Schwab, and his wife, Helen, to construct O'Neill Hall, which will be used by the music department and the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program. The gift was made in honor of Ms. Schwab's brother Joe O'Neill III, who is a Notre Dame graduate and trustee.$25,000,000
2017Sarah E. Johnson and Ann Johnson and Charles B. JohnsonCaliforniaFamily wealthSt. Lawrence U. (Canton, N.Y.)New YorkColleges and universitiesUnrestrictedSt. Lawrence U. (Canton, N.Y.) has received an unrestricted donation of $25 million from Sarah Johnson and her parents, Charles and Ann Johnson. Ms. Johnson is a film producer. She graduated from the university in 1982 and is a trustee and a co-chair of an upcoming fundraising campaign. Charles Johnson retired as co-president of Franklin Templeton Investments and founded the asset-management firm Tano Capital. Ann Johnson is a retired psychiatrist.$25,000,000
2017AnonymousOregon State U. at CorvallisOregonColleges and universitiesOregon State U. at Corvallis has received $25 million from an anonymous donor for a new arts and sciences complex.$25,000,000
2017Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund (Andrew Davis)ArkansasFamily wealth, Finance, InvestmentsColby College (Waterville, Me.)MaineColleges and universitiesColby College (Waterville, Me.) has received $25 million from the Davis Family Foundation to create DavisConnects, a wide-ranging program that will provide the money for every student to spend time abroad. Andrew Davis is president of Davis Selected Advisers and manages the financial firm's real-estate fund. He studied economics at Colby and graduated in 1985. He and his family previously gave $10 million to build the Waterville, Me., campus's Davis Science Center, and he has established two scholarship funds at the college.$25,000,000
2017David RockefellerNew YorkFamily wealthCouncil on Foreign Relations (New York)New YorkInternationalBequestCouncil on Foreign Relations (New York), in New York, has received a bequest of $25-million from David Rockefeller, retired chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, in New York. Mr. Rockefeller died in March 2017 at the age of 101.$25,000,000
2017Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation (Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman)New YorkFinanceBrown U. (Providence, R.I.)Rhode IslandColleges and universitiesBrown U. (Providence, R.I.) has received $24 million from the Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation to renovate the interior of the historic Wilson Hall, which will be renamed Friedman Hall, to create new classrooms, add social spaces, and make the building more accessible. The couple are alumni and Mr. Friedman serves on the Brown Corporation Board of Fellows. He is head of the merchant banking division at Goldman Sachs.$24,000,000
2017Moody Foundation (Frances Moody-Dahlberg)TexasFamily wealth, InsuranceDallas City Performance HallTexasArtsGiftDallas City Performance Hall, in Dallas, has received a gift of $22-million from the Moody Foundation (Frances Moody-Dahlberg) to rename the auditorium as the Moody Performance Hall. The gift will also pay down the debt of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and create an endowment for small and community arts organizations in Dallas. The Moody family owns a number of companies in Texas, including the American National Insurance Company.$22,000,000
2017Dean and Barbara WhiteIndianaReal estateSouthlake YMCA (Crown Point, Ind.)IndianaSports and recreationPledgeSouthlake YMCA (Crown Point, Ind.) has received a $21-million pledge from the family of Dean and Barbara White to expand its facilities. Mr. White, who died in September 2016, was the co-founder of Whiteco Industries, a real-estate development company in Merrillville, Ind. The Dean and Barbara White Foundation gave $15 million of the donation, and the couple's four children pledged the remaining $6 million.$21,000,000
2017Searle Funds (Searle family)IllinoisFamily wealth, PharmaceuticalsChicago Biomedical ConsortiumIllinoisHealthPledgeThe Chicago Biomedical Consortium has received a pledge of $21 million over five years from Searle Funds (Searle family) to support collaborative health research at Northwestern U., the U. of Illinois at Chicago, and the U. of Chicago. The family's wealth comes from the sale of the pharmaceuticals manufacturer G.D. Searle & Company to Monsanto in 1985.$21,000,000
2017Jon and Mindy GrayNew YorkFinanceU. of Pennsylvania, Basser Research Center for BRCA (Philadelphia)PennsylvaniaHealthU. of Pennsylvania, Basser Research Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center, in Philadelphia, has received $21 million from Jon and Mindy Gray for research, clinical trials, and educational outreach for patients with breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and other hereditary cancers. Mr. Gray is the global head of real estate at Blackstone, an investment firm. The Grays previously gave the center $25 million in 2012 and $5 million in 2014.$21,000,000
2017David RubensteinMarylandFinanceBrookings Institution (Washington)District of ColumbiaPublic affairsPledgeBrookings Institution (Washington) has received a $20-million pledge, to be paid over six years, from David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chief executive of the private-equity firm the Carlyle Group. The gift will support foreign-policy research and establish the David M. Rubenstein Fellowships, a program for early and mid-career scholars and other experts. Fellows will be appointed for two years to conduct research and analysis and generate policy ideas and recommendations on key governance challenges of the 21st century. Mr. Rubenstein serves as co-chair of the Brookings Institution's Board of Trustees.$20,000,000
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