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Lessons on Legacy Giving from the Sherlock Hibbs Endowment

Philanthropy Daily

Jan 27, 2020 by Emily Koons Jae |

After a six-month legal battle, the University of Missouri and Hillsdale College have ended a dispute with an anti-climactic…

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Alumni Donors are Fueling the Student “Debt Spiral.” It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

Inside Philanthropy

Jan 21, 2020 |

As the student debt crisis approaches $1.6 trillion, tuition increases continue to outpace inflation and healthcare costs.…

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CU Leadership Program, Revamped, Earns Praise

Daily Camera

Oct 03, 2019 |

Walking into a University of Colorado Boulder engineering class these days is a toss up — are you going to hear a lecture…

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Two Recommendations For Savvier Higher Education Giving

Philanthropy Daily

Aug 19, 2019 by Emily Koons Jae |

As Martin Wooster and Iain Bernhoft have discussed in Philanthropy Daily, Hillsdale College and…

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Tough Love From Funders as Radical Colleges Flunk Traditional Financing Model

Inside Philanthropy

Apr 15, 2019 |

Next year was supposed to be a happy one for Hampshire College, with the small but high-profile liberal arts college in Western…

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Beyond Zombies: How Donors Can Help to Promote Academic Rigor and Excellence in Higher Education

Heritage Foundation Insider Magazine

Dec 21, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Many alumni are disenchanted with higher education. They are dismayed that their alma maters seemingly no longer uphold high…

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Higher Ed Solutions? FAR Executive Director Reviews Two New Books

Philanthropy Magazine

Oct 11, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

When a product’s quality sags, as prices soar, while managers encourage scandalous behavior, and no one is held to…

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3 Ways to Reach Those Elusive Millennial Donors

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Oct 09, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Gone are the days when philanthropists would write a check, sit back, and wait to see how it was spent. Baby boomers pioneered…

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The Fox Guarding Higher Education’s Philanthropic Hen House

Philanthropy Daily

Sep 12, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Following this spring’s allegation that the Koch Brothers used donations to secure undue influence over professorial…

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How to Protect Your Philanthropic Legacy

Philanthropy Daily

Aug 30, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

In the fourth edition of his book, Martin Morse Wooster presents gripping case studies of great fortunes squandered…

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