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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Just Imagine: Big Donations With No New Buildings

Just imagine!  A $50 million dollar gift to UCLA to advance science and medical care with no new building entailed.  We like to see donors who understand that buildings – particularly on a campus that likes to construct – are no guarantee of long-term immortality.  Gifts that advance science, research, teaching, or provide scholarships, a truly long-lasting. See:

 
And let’s not neglect another gift of $10 million to establish a center:
Former EBay Inc. President Jeff Skoll has donated $10 million to UCLA for a center that will encourage students to create socially conscious entertainment projects. The entrepreneur announced Wednesday the launch of the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The new center will host workshops, lectures, visiting artists and screenings. Its goals will align with Skoll's entertainment company, Participant Media, which was behind the films "An Inconvenient Truth" and "The Help." …


Human capital, not physical capital, donations like these are or should be the future:

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