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Philanthropy at CUNY

Stewardship – A Dynamic Session with Karen Osborne

May 7, 2015 | Philanthropy at CUNY

CUNY alum Karen Osborne Senior Strategist with the Osborne Group, delivered one of the highest rated workshops in the five year history of the CUNY Philanthropy Forum, Stewardship – Your Secret Strategy for Raising a Lot More Money! In a dynamic, highly interactive setting, Karen exhorted the attendees to “sell the vision, not the equipment,” […]

Your Top Donors – Insights From U.S. Trust

May 7, 2015 | Philanthropy at CUNY

Kristine Louis Reynal led a team from U.S. Trust in providing an in-depth account of the results from the bank’s Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. The study examined giving behaviors and attitudes among wealthy American households. Supported by a wealth of data and insight, the U.S. Trust team reported that giving levels are up, […]

Embracing Data – Optimizing the Campaign Pipeline

May 7, 2015 | Philanthropy at CUNY

Jeff Martin, of the Education Advisory Board, walked participants through the new world of data driven philanthropy and how to use data to prime the giving pump. Drawing on the Education Advisory Board’s extensive research in this area, he emphasized the importance of “middle” level donors and what it takes to draw those with the […]

Conversation with Leading Foundation Partners

May 7, 2015 | Philanthropy at CUNY

This year’s institutional grantmaker panel featured representatives from three major foundations that have each made significant contributions to CUNY: The New York Community Trust, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Jessica Chao, philanthropic advisor and COO of the Foundation for Child Development, led a discussion […]

What Attendees Had To Say

May 7, 2015 | Philanthropy at CUNY

­ “This was the best fundraising conference I have attended in a long time….The opening panel was awesome and I would advise keeping something like this in the future.” ­ “Very good speakers that held my interest for both the topic and the delivery. Continue to have a session on scholarships as this is an […]

Hunter College Donation Is Record Gift

February 20, 2014 | Outstanding Philanthropic Gifts to CUNY Colleges, Philanthropy at CUNY

Last week, Toby and Leon G. Cooperman committed $25 million to Hunter College, part of the City University of New York.

Patty and Jay Baker Donate $15 Million to Hunter, Giving the Theatre Department Its Own Building

February 20, 2014 | Outstanding Philanthropic Gifts to CUNY Colleges, Philanthropy at CUNY

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Hunter trustee Patty Baker ’82 and her husband, Jay, Hunter’s Department of Theatre will soon have a beautiful new home. and

$15 Million Gift and New Name for Guttman Community College

February 20, 2014 | Outstanding Philanthropic Gifts to CUNY Colleges, Philanthropy at CUNY

The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation is giving $15 million to the school now known as New Community College, which the Council for Aid to Education, a nonprofit group based in New York, said was one of the largest donations ever for a public two-year college. The foundation is giving an additional $10 million to […]