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

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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
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
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
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 Mr. Lenfest is the former owner and founder of Lenfest Communications, in Delaware, which he sold to Comcast Corporation in 2000.$40,000,000
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
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
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
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
2017Lester and Renée CrownIllinoisFamily wealth, InvestmentsRehabilitation Institution of ChicagoIllinoisHealthGiftRehabilitation Institution of Chicago has received $20 million from Lester and Renée Crown and their family for the Renée Crown Center for Spinal Cord Innovation. Mr. Crown is the chairman of the Material Service Corporation, a stone, sand, and gravel company in Chicago, and president of Henry Crown and Company, an investment firm also in Chicago.$20,000,000
2017James S. and Merryl TischNew YorkEnergy, HotelsNew York Public LibraryNew YorkMuseums and librariesGiftNew York Public Library has received a gift of $20 million from James and Merryl Tisch to expand and strengthen its education programs, which include literacy and technology training. Mr. Tisch serves on the library's Board of Directors. He is the chief executive of Loews Corporation, a holding company.$20,000,000
2017Jean E. RussellMichiganEducationCornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa)IowaColleges and universitiesPledgeCornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) has received a $20-million pledge from alumna Jean Russell, an endocrinologist, to help build its first new academic building in 40 years. The four-story science facility will house chemistry and biology classrooms and labs as well as office and research space. Construction is slated to begin in 2019 as part of a $35 million campus project that also includes renovating an existing science building. Ms. Russell earned a degree in biology from Cornell College in 1965. She retired as a professor of endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis in 1993.$20,000,000
2017John L. HaglerMassachusettsFinanceTexas A&M Foundation (College Station)TexasColleges and universitiesGiftTexas A&M Foundation (College Station) has received a $20-million gift from John Hagler to endow a faculty fellowship at the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study. Mr. Hagler is an investment banker and partner at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., a hedge fund in Boston. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1958.$20,000,000
2017Lisa Yang and Hock E. TanFinance, InvestmentsMassachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)MassachusettsColleges and universitiesMassachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) has received $20 million from Lisa Yang and Hock Tan to establish a center for autism research. Mr. Tan, an MIT alumnus, is chief executive of chipmaker Broadcom.$20,000,000
2017Howard TrienensLawNorthwestern U. (Evanston, Ill.)IllinoisColleges and universitiesPledgeNorthwestern U. (Evanston, Ill.) has received a pledge of up to $20 million from Howard Trienens to renovate an athletics practice facility adjacent to the campus's Welsh-Ryan Arena. The facility will be renamed for the donor. Mr. Trienens, a partner at law firm Sidley Austin, is a 50-year member of the university's Board of Trustees. He earned his bachelor's and law degrees from Northwestern in the 1940s and clerked from 1950 to 1952 for Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson.$20,000,000
2017John P. McGovern Foundation (Kathrine McGovern)Real estateU. of HoustonTexasColleges and universitiesU. of Houston has received $20 million from the John P. McGovern Foundation (Kathrine McGovern) to endow the College of Arts, which will be named for Ms. McGovern. Ms. McGovern was married to the late John McGovern, a pediatrician and allergist who made a fortune through real-estate investments. She studied art and design at the university in the 1950s and '60s.$20,000,000
2017Alice WaltonTexasFamily wealthAmon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)TexasArtsGiftAmon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth) has received an unrestricted gift of $20 million over five years from the Walton Family Foundation (Alice Walton) for its endowment. Ms. Walton, who served on the museum's Board of Trustees until 2015, is an heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune. She also founded the Llama Company, an investment firm, and was responsible for the development of Crystal Bridges Museum and its collection of American art works.$20,000,000
2017Samueli Foundation (Henry and Susan Samueli)CaliforniaTechnology, TelecommunicationsU. of California at Los AngelesCaliforniaColleges and universitiesGiftU. of California at Los Angeles has received a gift of $20 million from the Samueli Foundation (Henry and Susan Samueli) to increase the diversity of undergraduate students in engineering and computer science. The donation will support a new program at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science that will provide scholarships and internships for as many as 50 freshman students annually. Mr. Samueli is chief technical officer at Avago Technologies, with manufactures semiconductors. He earned three degrees from UCLA: a bachelor's in 1975, a master's in '76, and a doctorate in '80. He was a member of the engineering faculty in 1991, when he co-founded Broadcom Limited with one of his students, Henry Nicholas. The company was acquired by Avago last year for $37 billion.$20,000,000
2017Robin Ingram Patton and John Ingram and Orrin IngramVanderbilt U. (Nashville)TennesseeColleges and universitiesVanderbilt U. (Nashville) has received $20 million from siblings Robin Ingram Patton, John Ingram, and Orrin Ingram to name a new building for their late father, Bronson Ingram, who served on the Board of Trust for nearly three decades and led the board from 1991 to 1995, the year he died. John Ingram, chairman of Ingram Industries, a manufacturing company in Nashville, earned an MBA from Vanderbilt in 1986 and serves on the university's Board of Trust; and Orrin Ingram, president and CEO, earned a bachelor's degree there in 1982.$20,000,000
2017David RubensteinMarylandFinanceDuke U. (Durham, N.C.)North CarolinaColleges and universitiesDuke U. (Durham, N.C.) has received $20 million from David Rubenstein to endow scholarships for exceptional first-generation, low-income students. The program covers all students' costs and will be named the David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program. Mr. Rubenstein is a co-founder of the Carlyle Group, a private-equity firm.$20,000,000
2017Eric EsrailianCaliforniaEntertainment, Health careU. of California at Los Angeles, School of LawCaliforniaColleges and universitiesPledgeU. of California at Los Angeles, School of Law has received a $20-million pledge from Eric Esrailian to establish the Promise Institute for Human Rights. Dr. Esrailian is a professor of gastroenterology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and a producer for the feature film "The Promise," which is about the Armenian genocide that began in 1915. The gift will come out of the proceeds from the movie, which released in April 2017.$20,000,000
2017R. Kingman WebsterMassachusettsAgricultureEssex County Community Foundation (Danvers, Mass.)MassachusettsCommunity foundationsBequest UnrestrictedEssex County Community Foundation (Danvers, Mass.) has received an unrestricted bequest of $18 million from R. Kingman Webster. The money will provide scholarships for graduates of the Community Day Charter School in Lawrence, Mass., and support other nonprofit groups in Lawrence, where Mr. Webster lived. Mr. Webster, who sold his family's feed-grain company in 1989, died in 2015.$18,000,000
2017George ShinnTennesseeProfessional SportsLipscomb U. (Nashville)TennesseeColleges and universitiesLipscomb U. (Nashville) has received $15 million from George Shinn for a new events center and other programs at the College of Entertainment and the Arts, which will be named for him. Mr. Shinn is the former owner of the NBA's Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, now known as the New Orleans Pelicans.$15,000,000
2017Hynes Foundation (James and Anne Marie Hynes)MinnesotaTelecommunicationsIona College (New Rochelle, N.Y.)New YorkColleges and universitiesIona College (New Rochelle, N.Y.) has received $15 million from James and Anne Marie Hynes to create the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Mr. Hynes is the co-founder and former chief executive of Inteliquent, a telecommunications provider. Ms. Hynes is a lawyer specializing in nonprofit law.$15,000,000
2017Moody Foundation (Robert L. Moody)TexasFamily wealth, InsuranceWaller Creek Conservancy (Austin, Tex.)TexasOther groupsWaller Creek Conservancy (Austin, Tex.) has received a $15-million gift from the Moody Foundation (Robert Moody) to support its revitalization project. The Moody family owns a number of companies in Texas, including the American National Insurance Company.$15,000,000
2017John and Laura PotocsnakIllinoisManufacturingNorthwestern U. (Evanston, Ill.)IllinoisHealthGiftNorthwestern U. (Evanston, Ill.) has received a $15-million gift from John and Laura Potocsnak for a biomedical-research center at its Feinberg School of Medicine. The center will focus on cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and genetics. Mr. Potocsnak is the chief executive of Corrugated Supplies Company, a manufacturer of cardboard boxes in Chicago.$15,000,000
2017AnonymousLenfest Institute for Journalism (Philadelphia)PennsylvaniaOther groupsGiftLenfest Journalism Institute (Philadelphia) has received a $15-million gift from an anonymous donor for its endowment.$15,000,000
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