Weekly News Recap: April 29, 2016

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks dancers warm up in one of the stunning new studio spaces in their new dance centre during a media tour on Wednesday GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA

Philanthropic personalities


About time

Life and career hacks

  • 52 ways to make life 68% more rewarding Yes, this article actually outlines 52 ways to make your life more rewarding. Lot's of reminders and new spins old ideas but also, lots of new ideas too. (4/23/16)
  • Developing your eye for design "Practice looking." It can be that straightforward. For all of us (I count myself in this) who are often asked to critique or offer an opinion on some aspect of design, this is very helpful. (4/12/16)


Large gifts

  • A Huge Donation to Children's Hospital The McIntyre Family Foundation has donated $10-million to the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. Eldon McIntyre worked in the oil and gas industry and the family is from southwest Saskatchewan. The gift will be used for equipment and research. The Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon. CANADIAN STORY (4/27/16)
  • Augustana receives $1M donation for buildings, endowment It's good to have cousins who love you. This gift, from Fred and Linda Milanovich, will go toward a student activities center, a science building and an endowment to support athletics. Fred Milanovich is a cousin of the late Augustana basketball standout Sam Milanovich. Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (4/27/16)
  • Large donation to honor retiring college professor, fund scholarships First, awesome gift, $5.6 million. Next, nice way to honour one of your favourite (assuming) profs, a chaired professorship in math and computer science. Third, a great gift to a college. Way to go Colorado College. Remember to always be nice to your academic staff. (4/26/16)
  • UCSF receives $185 million donation Wowzers! That is a ton of money. This gift, from Sandy and Joan Weill, is the largest single gift ever received by the University of California at San Francisco. It will be used to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. I tell ya, the brain is big this year. Sandy Weill is the former CEO and chairman of Citigroup. (4/26/16)
  • Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy receives $1m donation and changes its name The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University will become the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, as it receives just under £700,000 ($1m) from a Hartsook Consulting, a U.S. based global fundraising consulting organisation headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Adrian Sargeant will be the Centre's director. (4/25/16)
  • $3M donation to buy MRI The donation, to the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation, is being made by David Kampe, owner of Peters Bros. Construction and Inland Contracting. Fantastic gift! The citizens of Penticton and area will benefit from this for years to come. CANADIAN STORY (4/25/16)
  • SC State Museum receives Million Dollar Donation The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC has received an anonymous gift of $1.4 million. The gift is directed towards conservation and acquisition of artifacts and objects for the museum’s collection. (4/23/16)
  • David Geffen Just Made a Massive Donation to MOMA Yes, that David Geffen. You know, the founder of Asylum Records (The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, to name few). His gift of $100 million will help MOMA transform yet once again. The Medical School at UCLA is named for Mr. Geffen in honour of a $200 million unrestricted gift he made in 2002. (4/22/16)

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