Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

 

This list covers gifts since 1967. An abridged version of this list was published in the August 22, 2014, Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Additions to and changes in the list since then appear in italics. Last updated on June 16, 2015. Supplements to earlier gifts are counted separately. Value of gifts is based on information from institutions or donors at the time the gifts were promised, and is not subsequently adjusted for inflation. In cases of stock, property, art, and other noncash donations, actual value may have increased or decreased since the gifts were pledged or received. Value of gifts to non-U.S. institutions, if not announced in U.S. dollars, is rendered in U.S. dollars according to the exchange rate prevailing when the gift was announced.

 

$101 MILLION AND ABOVE

Gates Millennium Scholars program: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $1 billion over 20 years; cash; 1999*

Vedanta University (India): from the Anil Agarwal Foundation, $1 billion endowment to establish the university; cash; 2006*

The Broad Institute: from Ted Stanley, $650 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

California Institute of Technology: from Gordon and Betty Moore and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, $600 million, consisting of $300 million over 5 years and $300 million over 10 years; cash and stock; 2001*

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering: from the F.W. Olin Foundation, $460 million to establish the college; cash; 1997

National Taiwan University: from Terry Gou, $454.5 million, to establish a cancer-care clinic and to conduct cancer research; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $400 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Columbia University: from John W. Kluge, $400 million; bequest; 2007*

Harvard University: from John A. Paulson, $400 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015

Stanford University: from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $400 million; cash; 2001*

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: from an anonymous donor, $360 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2001†

Cornell University: from the Atlantic Philanthropies, $350 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Harvard University: from the Morningside Foundation (family foundation of the late T.H. Chan), $350 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $350 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Patrick J. and Lore Harp McGovern, estimated at $350 million over 20 years; cash; 2000*

Princeton University: from William H. Scheide, collection of rare books and manuscripts valued at $300 million; 2015

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville: from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, $300 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002

University of Chicago: from the Booth Family Trust, $300 million; cash, income from stock, and stock; 2008

Emory University: from the Lettie Pate Evans, Joseph B. Whitehead, and Robert W. Woodruff Foundations, $295 million; stock; 1996

Carnegie Mellon University: from William S. Dietrich II, $265 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Emory University: from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, $261.5 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Jacobs University Bremen (Germany): from the Jacobs Foundation, $254 million (200 million euros); nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $250 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

New York University: from Sir Harold Acton, a 57-acre Italian estate, a collection of Renaissance art, and at least $25 million in cash with a value estimated by the university of at least $250 million and perhaps as much as $500 million; 1994

University of Colorado system: from William T. Coleman III and Claudia Coleman, $250 million; stock; 2001*

Yale University: from Charles B. Johnson, $250 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Texas at Austin: from John A. (Jack) Jackson, $232 million; bequest; 2002

University of Pennsylvania: from Raymond G. and Ruth Perelman, $225 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Kansas State University Foundation, Oklahoma State University Foundation, and University of Oklahoma Foundation: from Dolese Bros. Company, $210 million, divided evenly among the three recipients; stock; 2013

Ave Maria University: from Thomas S. Monaghan, $200 million to establish the university; cash and real estate; 2002

Baylor University: from an anonymous donor, estimated $200 million; pledged bequest; 2010*

Claremont McKenna College: from Robert A. Day, $200 million; cash and securities; 2007†

Columbia University: from Dawn M. Greene and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, $200 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Columbia University: from Mortimer B. Zuckerman, $200 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

New York University: from the Leon Levy Foundation, $200 million to create an institute on the ancient world; cash; 2006*

University of California at Los Angeles: from the Lincy Foundation, $200 million; transfer of all assets; 2011*

University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine: from David Geffen, $200 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002†

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Stephen M. Ross, $200 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013†

University of Southern California: from David and Dana Dornsife, $200 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Vanderbilt University: from the Ingram Charitable Fund, $178 million; stock; 1998

Fund for Wisconsin Scholars: from Tashia and John Morgridge, $175 million, to create the college-scholarship program for Wisconsin students; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

University of Southern California: from George Lucas's Lucasfilm Foundation, $175 million, to establish a new film school; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $165 million; cash; 2006

Stanford University: from John Arrillaga, $151 million; cash; 2013

Harvard University: from Kenneth Griffin, $150 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Johns Hopkins University: from Sidney Kimmel, $150 million; cash and bequest; 2001*

New York University: from Julius Silver, $150 million; bequest; 2002

State University of New York at Stony Brook: from the Simons Foundation, $150 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of California at San Francisco: from an anonymous donor, $150 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Southern California: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $150 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: from the Khalifa Bin Zayed al-Nahyan Foundation, $150 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Yale University: from Stephen A. Schwarzman, $150 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

Polytechnic Institute of New York University: from Donald and Mildred Topp Othmer, $144.2 million; cash; 1998

Lesley University: from trusts created by Frank C. Doble, $136 million; cash; 2008

Tufts University: from trusts created by Frank C. Doble, $136 million; cash; 2008

Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology: from Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs, $133 million for Cornell-Technion campus in New York City; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

DePauw University: from Ruth Clark and Philip Forbes Holton, $128 million; stock; 1997

Harvard University: from Hansjörg Wyss, $125 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008

Harvard University: from Hansjörg Wyss, $125 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Louisiana State University: from Claude B. (Doc) Pennington, $125 million; stock and gas-and-oil royalties; 1981

University of Nebraska: from Mildred Topp Othmer, $125 million; cash; 1998

University of Pittsburgh: from William S. Dietrich II, $125 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Utah: from Jon M. Huntsman, $125 million; cash; 2000

LaGrange College and Mercer University: from Remer H. and Emily Fisher Crum, $123 million; real estate; 2000*

Rhodes Trust: from John H. and Marcy McCall MacBain, $120 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Pennsylvania: from Walter H. Annenberg, $120 million; cash; 1993

University of Southern California: from Walter H. Annenberg, $120 million; cash; 1993

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Samuel Tak Lee, $118 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of Oxford (England): from Leonard Blavatnik, $117 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore): from the Lee Foundation, $117 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Oxford (Britain): from Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman, $116 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

Furman University: from the estate of John D. Hollingsworth Jr., $115 million; real estate and other assets; 2001

University of California at Berkeley: from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $113 million; cash; 2007*

University of Southern California: from Alfred E. Mann, $112.5 million; stock and cash; 1998

Thomas Jefferson University: from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation, $110 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of California at San Diego: from Irwin M. and Joan Jacobs, $110 million; cash and bequest; 2003*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Charles T. Munger, $110 million; securities; 2013*

University of Southern California: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $110 million; cash; 1999*

University of Southern California: from John and Julie Mork, $110 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Emory University: from Robert W. Woodruff, $105 million; stock; 1979

Indiana University at Bloomington: from the Lilly Endowment, $105 million; cash; 2000

New York University: from Jan T. Vilcek, $105 million; future royalties on drug, cash, and trust; 2005*

Ohio University: from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, $105 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Stanford University: from Philip H. Knight, $105 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

University of Washington: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $105 million; cash; 2007*

University of California at San Francisco: from Catellus Development Corporation, $101.3 million; land; 1999

Northwestern University: from Roberta Buffett Elliott, $101 million; cash; 2015

Princeton University: from Peter B. Lewis, $101 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005†

 

$100 MILLION

Amherst College: from an anonymous donor, $100 million; cash; 2009*

Arizona State University: from Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005†

Baylor College of Medicine: from Dan L. Duncan, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Baylor College of Medicine: from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $100 million to establish the biomedical-research institute; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005*

The Broad Institute: from Eli and Edythe L. Broad, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

The Broad Institute: from the Stanley Medical Research Institute, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Brown University: from Sidney E. Frank, $100 million; trust; 2004

Brown University: from the Warren Alpert Foundation, $100 million; cash; 2007*

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University: from Alfred and Norma Lerner, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002*

Colby College: from Peter H. and Paula Crane Lunder, art collection with value of at least $100 million; 2007*

Columbia University: from Henry R. Kravis, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Columbia University: from Ronald O. Perelman, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Cornell Tech: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

Cornell University: from an anonymous donor, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Renée and Robert Belfer (names disclosed in 2011), $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1998†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill and the Weill Family Foundation, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013†

Dartmouth College: from an anonymous donor, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Georgetown University: from Frank H. McCourt Jr., $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Harvard University: from David M. Rockefeller, $100 million; bequest; 2008*

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts General Hospital: from the Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Institute Foundation, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

John Motley Morehead Foundation: from the Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation, $100 million for scholarships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; securities; 2007

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $100 million; cash; 2001

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $100 million; cash; 2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Kenan E. Sahin, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from David H. Koch, $100 million; cash; 2007*

New York University: from an anonymous donor, $100 million for the NYU Langone Medical Center; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

New York University: from Fiona and Stanley F. Druckenmiller for the NYU Langone Medical Center, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

New York University: from Kenneth G. Langone, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999

New York University: from Kenneth G. Langone for the NYU Langone Medical Center, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Ohio State University: from Leslie Wexner and the Limited Brands Foundation, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Ohio University: from Delores H. and Fritz J. Russ, $100 million; bequest; 2008*

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $100 million; cash; 2008

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Oregon Health & Science University: from an anonymous donor, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Oregon Health & Science University: from Philip H. and Penny Knight, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Princeton University: from Gordon Y.S. Wu, $100 million; cash and securities; 1995

Princeton University: from Gerhard R. Andlinger, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Regent University: from the Christian Broadcasting Network, $100 million; interest-bearing note convertible to stock; 1992

Rockefeller University: from David Rockefeller Sr., $100 million; bequest; 2005*

Rowan University: from Henry M. and Betty L. Rowan, $100 million; stock and cash; 1992

Scripps Research Institute: from L. Samuel and Aline W. Skaggs, $100 million; cash; 1996

Stanford University, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital: from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, $100 million; cash; 2001

Stanford University: from John Arrillaga, $100 million; cash; 2006

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology: from Alfred E. Mann, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology: from Alfred E. Mann, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Tsinghua University (China): from Stephen A. Schwarzman, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Tufts University: from Pierre and Pam Omidyar, $100 million; stock; 2005

University of California at Davis: from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, $100 million over 11 years, to establish a nursing school; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of California at Los Angeles: from Meyer and Renee Luskin, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of California at Los Angeles: from David Geffen, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

University of California at Los Angeles: from Marion Anderson, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of California at San Diego: from Denny Sanford, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013

University of California at San Diego: from Evelyn and Ernest Rady and the Rady Family Foundation, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of California at San Francisco: from Marc and Lynne Benioff, $100 million over 10 years, to establish a children's hospital; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of California at San Francisco: from Charles F. Feeney, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of Chicago: from an anonymous donor, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

University of Illinois: from Thomas M. Siebel, $100 million; bequest; 2007*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: from the Grainger Foundation, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Miami: from family of the late Leonard M. Miller, $100 million; mostly cash; 2004*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Stephen M. Ross, $100 million; cash and bequest; 2004*

University of Mississippi School of Education, Barksdale Reading Institute: from James L. and Sally Barksdale, $100 million; stock; 2000*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: from Fred Eshelman, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of North Dakota: from Ralph and Betty Engelstad, $100 million; cash, stock, and other assets; 1998

University of Oregon: from Philip H. and Penny Knight, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Pennsylvania: from the Abramson Family Foundation, $100 million; cash; 1997

University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication: from the Annenberg Foundation, $100 million; cash; 2002

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication: from the Annenberg Foundation, $100 million; cash; 2002

University of the Pacific: from Robert C. and Jeannette Powell, $100 million; bequest; 2007

University of Virginia: from Frank Batten Sr., $100 million; cash; 2007*

University of Wisconsin at Madison: from John and Tashia Morgridge, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Washington and Lee University: from an anonymous donor, $100 million; cash and stock; 2007*

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $100 million; stock; 1986

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $100 million; stock; 1997

Western Michigan University: from Ronda Stryker and William Johnston, $100 million; cash; 2011*

Yale University: from an anonymous donor, $100 million for the School of Music; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005†

Yeshiva University: Ronald P. Stanton, $100 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006

 

$99.9 MILLION to $50.1 MILLION

Northwestern University: from Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey, $92 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of Calgary (Canada): from Geoffrey Cumming, about $92 million (100 million Canadian dollars); nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Ohio University: from Delores and Fritz Russ, estimated at $91.8 million; bequest; 2008*

Stanford University: from James H. Clark, $90 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999

University of Fribourg (Switzerland): from the Adolphe Merkle Foundation, $90 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Utah: from Jon M. Huntsman, $90 million; cash; 1995

Yale University: from the estate of Paul Mellon, $90 million; cash, 155 artworks and historical and personal objects; 1999

Pennsylvania State University at University Park: from Terrence and Kim Pegula, $88 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Arizona College of Law: from James E. Rogers, $87.5 million; cash and other assets; 1998

Georgetown University: from Virginia and Harry J. Toulmin, $87 million; bequest; 2010

Emory University School of Theology: from the estates of W.I.H. and Lula Pitts, $83.3 millon; trust; 1999

Young Harris College: from the estates of W.I.H. and Lula Pitts and Margaret Adger Pitts, $82 million; trust; 1999

Cornell University: from David R. and Patricia Atkinson, $80 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Duke University: from the Duke Endowment, $80 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

George Washington University: from the Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation, and the Milken Family Foundation, $80 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Iowa State University: from an anonymous donor, $80 million; stock; 1999

Stanford University: from William R. Hewlett and David Packard, $77 million; cash and securities; 1994

Florida International University: from Mitchell Wolfson, a museum and its collection; with a value estimated by the university of $75.5 million; 1997

Claremont McKenna College: from Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, $75 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Sandra and Edward Meyer and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Foundation, $75 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Duke University: from the Duke Endowment, $75 million; cash; 2005†

Georgetown University: from the estate of Robert L. McDevitt, $75 million; bequest; 2008

Marist College: from the estate of Raymond A. Rich, approximately $75 million; mansion, surrounding property, and cash; 2009

Mount Sinai School of Medicine: from the Frederick and Sharon Klingenstein Fund, $75 million; cash and securities; 1999*

Northwestern University Medical School: from the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation, $75 million; cash; 2002

Stanford University: from Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki, $75 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Florida: from Al Warrington IV and Judy Warrington, $75 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of Notre Dame: from John W. (Jay) Jordan, $75 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Westmont College: from an anonymous donor, $75 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006

University of Oregon: from Lorry I. Lokey, $74.5 million; cash; 2007*

Duke University: from Peter M. and Ruth Virginia Lilly Nicholas, $72 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

California Institute of Technology: from Rea and Lela Axline, $71 million; cash; 1999

Harvard University: from John L. and Frances Lehman Loeb, $70.5 million; cash; 1995

California Institute of Technology: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $70 million; cash; 1985

Indiana University system: from Gene Cox, $70 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2005*

Liberty University: from Arthur and Angela Williams, $70 million; cash; 1997

Oral Roberts University: from Mart Green, $70 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Stanford University: from David and Lucile Packard, $70 million; stock and cash; 1986

University of Cincinnati Medical Center: from the estate of William A. French, $70 million; trust; 1999

University of Washington: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $70 million; cash; 2003

University of Hawaii: from Jay H. Shidler, $69 million; cash, securities, and commercial-property ownership interests and lease fees; 2014*

Carnegie Mellon University: from the David A. Tepper Charitable Foundation, $67 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Medical College of Georgia Foundation: from the estate and foundation of J. Harold Harrison, $66 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

California Institute of Technology: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $65.3 million; cash; 1991

Purdue University: from an anonymous bequest, $65 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of California at Santa Barbara: from Charlie Munger, $65 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of Virginia: from the estate of David A. Harrison III and Mary Harrison, $64 million; cash; 2002

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $63 million; cash; 2008

University of Iowa: from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, $63 million; cash; 2002*

University of Virginia: from Frank Batten Sr., $62 million; stock; 1999

Bard College: from the Open Society Foundation, $60 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo: from an anonymous donor, $60 million; bequest; 2007*

College of Charleston: from Guy E. Beatty Jr., $60 million; estate trust; 2008*

Columbia University: from John W. Kluge, $60 million; cash, stock, and bonds; 1993

Georgetown University Medical Center: from the estate of Harry A. Toulmin Jr., $60 million; charitable trust; 1997*

Gordon College (Mass.): from Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler, $60 million; bequest; 2007*

Harvard University Medical School: from Isabelle and Leonard Goldenson, $60 million; planned gifts of an undisclosed nature; 1994†

Illinois Institute of Technology: from Robert W. Galvin, $60 million; cash; 1996

Illinois Institute of Technology: from Robert A. Pritzker, $60 million; cash; 1996

Kansas State University: from the Jack Vanier family, $60 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Northeastern University: from Richard D'Amore and Alan McKim, $60 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

Stanford University: from the estate of Richard W. (Ric) Weiland, $60 million; bequest; 2008

State University of New York at Stony Brook: from the Simons Foundation, $60 million; cash; 2008*

Thunderbird School of Global Management: from Samuel S. and Rita Garvin, $60 million; liquid assets; 2004*

University of California at Berkeley: from the Simons Foundation, $60 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

University of Mississippi: from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund, $60 million; trust; 1997

University of Saint Thomas (Minn.): from Lee and Penny Anderson, $60 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

University of Southern California: from Jane Anne Nohl, $60 million; bequest; 2007

University of Texas at Austin: from the Mulva Family Foundation, $60 million; cash; 2014*

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $60 million; cash and stock; 1977

Washington University in St. Louis: from John F. McDonnell and the JSM Charitable Trust, $60 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Cambridge (England): from Ros and Steve Edwards, $58.7 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $58.5 million; cash; 2001

Asbury Theological Seminary: from Ralph Waldo Beeson, $58 million; stock and bonds; 1990

Gates Millennium Scholars program: from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $58 million; cash; 2006

Oklahoma State University: from Amy and Malone Mitchell III, $57.2 million; stock; 2008*

Auburn University: from John and Rosemary Brown, $57 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from A. Alfred Taubman, $56 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Berry College: from J. Bulow Campbell, $55 million; charitable trust; 1995

Carnegie Mellon University: from David A. and Marlene Tepper, $55 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law: from Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler, $55 million; real estate; 2013*

Columbia Theological Seminary: from J. Bulow Campbell, $55 million; charitable trust; 1995

Johns Hopkins University: from Michael R. Bloomberg, $55 million; cash; 1995

Oklahoma State University: from T. Boone Pickens, $55 million; trust and planned bequest; 2003*

Princeton University: from Peter B. Lewis, $55 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1999†

University of Miami: from Stuart Miller and family, $55 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of Texas at Austin: from Ernest and Sarah Butler, $55 million; cash and planned bequest; 2008*

Washington University in St. Louis: from the Danforth Foundation, $55 million; stock; 1986

Samford University: from Ralph Waldo Beeson, $54.8 million; stock and bonds; 1990

Carnegie Mellon University: from an anonymous donor, $54 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1997

Indiana University at Bloomington: from the Lilly Endowment, $53 million; cash; 2004

University of Arkansas system: from Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust, $53 million and lease to ranch; 2004*

University of Virginia: from Ward Buchanan, $52.6 million; bequest; 2002

Purdue University: from William E. Bindley, $52.5 million; cash and bequest; 2002*

Australian National University: from Graham and Louise Tuckwell, $52.1 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School: from the estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, $52 million; bequest; 2007

Texas A&M University: from Dwight Look, $52 million; land; 1992

University of Southern California: from Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi, $52 million; cash; 2004

Pepperdine University: from Blanche Ebert Seaver, $51.7 million; cash and stock; 1996

University of Houston: from John and Rebecca Moores, $51.4 million; stock; 1991

Marquette University: from Raymond A. and Kathryn A. Eckstein, $51 million; personal and private family foundation resources; 2007*

Stanford University: from Dudley Chambers, $51 million; bequest; 2006

 

$50 MILLION

Arizona State University: from William Polk Carey, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003†

Arizona State University: from Ira A. Fulton, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003

Bard College: from Leon Levy, $50 million; cash; 2001

Boston University: from Allen and Kelli Questrom, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

Brown University: from Walter H. Annenberg, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 1993

California Institute of Technology: from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, $50 million; cash and stock; 1986

California Institute of Technology: from Ronald and Maxine Linde, at least $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

Claremont McKenna College: from George R. Roberts, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: from the Simons Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014

College for Creative Studies: from Josephine Ford, $50 million; bequest; 2006

College of Idaho: from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, $50 million; cash; 2007

Columbia University Medical Center: from P. Roy and Diana Vagelos, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Columbia University School of Public Health: from the William H. Gates Foundation, $50 million; cash; 1999

Cornell University: from Sanford I. and Joan Weill, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007†

Cornell University Medical College: from an anonymous donor, $50 million; charitable trust; 1983

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from Maurice R. and Corinne Greenberg, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2002†

Cornell University Weill Medical College: from an anonymous donor, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2003

Creighton University: from an anonymous donor, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Dartmouth College: from an anonymous family, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

Drake University: from Dwight D. Opperman, $50 million; cash and charitable remainder trust; 1997*

Drexel University: from Thomas R. Kline, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

Duke University: from the Duke Endowment, $50 million; cash; 2008†

Duke University: from Bruce and Martha Karsh, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Emory University: from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and Grace Crum Rollins, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Harvard University: from the Tata Group (India), $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Harvard University: from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel): from the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009

Indiana University Medical Center: from Melvin and Bren Simon, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006†

Johns Hopkins University: from the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund, $50 million; cash; 1992

Johns Hopkins University: from William Polk Carey, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences: from the W.M. Keck Foundation, $50 million; cash; 1997

Le Moyne College: from the estate of Robert and Catherine McDevitt, $50 million; bequest; 2008

Loyola University Chicago: from the Cuneo Foundation, $50 million; a mansion, furnishings, artwork, land, and cash; 2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from the Jeffry M. and Barbara Picower Foundation, $50 million; cash; 2001

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: from Legatum, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

Middlebury College: from an anonymous donor, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2004*

Montana State University: from Norm Asbjornson, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

New York University: from Constance and Martin Silver, $50 million; cash and bequest; 2007*

New York University: from the Hassenfeld family, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

North Carolina State University: from the Park Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013

Rice University: from Ann and John Doerr (Benificus Foundation), $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

Stanford University: from Helen and Peter Bing, $50 million, for a new concert hall; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006

Stanford University: from William R. Hewlett, $50 million; cash and stock; 1986

Swarthmore College: from Eugene Lang, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso: from Paul L. Foster, $50 million; stock; 2007

Tufts University: from the Cummings Foundation, $50 million; cash; 2004*

Tulane University: from the Weatherhead Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

Tulane University: from the Weatherhead Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

United Negro College Fund: from Walter H. Annenberg, $50 million; cash; 1990

University of Arizona College of Law: from James E. Rogers, $50 million; cash; 1998*

University of Arkansas: from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, $50 million; cash; 1998

University of California at Los Angeles: from Paul I. Terasaki, $50 million; bequest; 2010*

University of California at Los Angeles: from Jonathan and Karen Fielding, $50 million; stock; 2012*

University of California at San Francisco: from the Atlantic Philanthropies, $50 million; cash; 2007*

University of California at Santa Barbara: from Jeff and Judy Henley, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2012*

University of Michigan: from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Helen Zell, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Richard Rogel, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: from Ronald and Eileen Weiser, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of Nebraska at Lincoln: from Robert B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: from Dennis and Joan Gillings, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Notre Dame: from Joan B. Kroc, $50 million; bequest; 2003

University of Oklahoma: from Clara Weitzenhoffer, $50 million and art; bequest; 2000

University of Oklahoma at Tulsa: from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008

University of Oregon: from Steve and Connie Ballmer, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of Oxford (England): from Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

University of Pennsylvania: from Jerome and Anne Fisher, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

University of Richmond: from E. Claiborne Robins, $50 million; stock; 1969

University of Saint Thomas (Minn.): from Richard M. and Sandra Schulze, $50 million; cash and stock; 2000

University of Saint Thomas (Minn.): from an anonymous donor, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2008*

University of San Diego: from Joan B. Kroc, $50 million; bequest; 2003

University of Southern California: from the Annenberg Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Southern California: from Ming Hsieh, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

University of Southern California: from the Price Family Charitable Fund, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

University of Southern California: from Gary K. Michelson, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2014*

University of Southern California: from Mark A. and Mary Stevens, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2015*

University of Tennessee at Knoxville: from an anonymous donor, $50 million; gift and bequest; 2006*

University of Texas at Austin: from B.J. (Red) McCombs, $50 million, to be paid over eight years; cash; 2000*

University of Texas at Austin: from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, $50 million, to be paid over 10 years; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Texas at Austin: from the Moody Foundation, $50 million, to establish the Moody College of Communication; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School: from the Livestrong Foundation, $50 million; cash; 2014

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from an anonymous donor, $50 million; cash; 2003*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from Harold C. and Annette Simmons, $50 million; cash; 2005*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2007*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: from Harold C. and Annette Simmons, $50 million; cash; 2008*

University of Texas system: from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, $50 million, partly contingent on matching grants; cash and other assets; 2006*

University of Virginia: from the estate of David A. Harrison III and Mary Harrison, in excess of $50 million; bequest; 2002*

Villanova University: from the Davis Family Foundation, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel): from Nancy and Stephen Grand, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2013*

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: from John and Tashia Morgridge, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2006*

Yale University: from Paul Mellon, $50 million; artworks and historical documents; 1992

Yale University: from John W. and Susan G. Jackson, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2009*

Yale University: from Edward P. (Ned) Evans, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2010*

Yale University: from by John Malone, $50 million; nature of gift not disclosed; 2011*

Notes:
*Full amount of gift not yet received.
† Institution would not disclose payment status of gift.

Source: Chronicle reporting