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Haiku Trilogy, The Demise Of Your Alma Mater

“Boola boola up – the wazoola for Midwest – Universities”

“Republican state – legislatures are killing – land grant research schools”

“The Midwest’s public – research universities – are getting strangled” 7 more words


Podcast Archives: Revisionist History, Mini-Series on Education (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3: My Little Hundred Million

  • Hank Rowan, in the 90s, donated $100 million to a tiny university that was almost bankrupt
  • America’s school system had never seen a donation of this size to such a small university…
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Revisionist History

Foundation endowments: The news is not good

We’re gradually learning more about the investment performance of foundation endowments.

The news is not good.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy yesterday published my story about foundation endowments. 906 more words


Simple Investing for Nonprofits

Like individuals saving for retirement, nonprofits are often better off when their investments are straightforward and low cost.

Published: September 16, 2017 at 05:30AM

Business Day By GERALDINE FABRIKANT… 66 more words


A South Carolina foundation says no to Wall Street--and outperforms its peers

Central Carolina Community Foundation is in most ways a typical community foundation: Based in Columbia, SC, it supports social service organizations, colleges, churches and arts groups in the midlands of South Carolina. 1,169 more words


Big Endowment - Positive or Not?

Of course a big endowment is good and important.  BUT, it might not be so positive from your donors’ perspective.  Yesterday’s interesting meeting with a very special planned giving donor for a client really open my eyes again on this issue. 443 more words

Foundation endowments: Why smart people make dumb choices

America’s foundations spend many millions of dollars every year on investment advice. What do they get in return? Bubkes.*

You read that right: Money that could be spent on charitable programs — to alleviate global poverty, help cure disease, improve education, support research or promote the arts —instead flows into the pockets of well-to-do investment advisors and asset managers who, as a group, generate returns that are below average. 1,199 more words