These 20 Colleges Raked in the Biggest Donations Last Year [Press Review]

These 20 Colleges Raked in the Biggest Donations Last Year [Press Review]

These 20 Colleges Raked in the Biggest Donations Last Year

Article selected by Daniel McDiarmid, Principal Consultant

These 20 Colleges Raked in the Biggest Donations Last YearThese 20 Colleges Raked in the Biggest Donations Last Year

By Kaitlin Mulhere |  Time, 27 January 2016

Almost a third of all gifts went to just 1% of schools. Charitable donations to colleges hit a record $40.3 billion in 2015. And $11.56 billion, or about 29% of the total, went to just 20 of them.

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Daniel’s Comment:

US universities publish their donation and endowment figures and the sky does not fall in. Australian and New Zealand institutions should be heartened by this and do likewise. Of course, they will need to establish some agreed definitions, but this should not be too hard for institutions that are brimming with expertise. The league tables that will inevitably follow would give credit where due and motivate a few other Vice-Chancellors and Development Directors to lift their game.

PS. In my view, most useful of the US statistics is the level of endowment per student.

Dr Daniel McDiarmid

Dr Daniel McDiarmid

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