UCC business students to benefit from $1,000,000 philanthropic donation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Cork University Business School (CUBS) have received a $1,000,000 philanthropic gift from an anonymous donor. The donation will support scholarships, learning through practical experience initiatives and entrepreneurship programmes for students …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 18 November]

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Trinity College launch philanthropic campaign to raise €400m for campus development

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is launching a worldwide fundraising campaign to help it reach a target of €400m to develop the campus, recruit more academic staff and improve the student experience generally. It is Trinity’s first major philanthropic campaign in its more than 400-year history and the largest ever undertaken in education on the island of Ireland …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 2 May]

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Should UCD prioritise funding degrees with better job prospects?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2019 by steve

IrelandYES: As the largest university campus in the country, UCD has very high overheads. They have to be able to keep the lights on from month to month. Therefore, any extra funding they can gain, be it from government funding or Alumni donations, can only make the student experience better …” (more)

[Heather Reynolds and Nathan Young, University Observer, 27 March]

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Smurfit school handed €9m by US Ireland fund

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School was the big winner in the $29.47m donated to 352 organisations and projects here and across the world by the American Ireland Funds (AIF) in 2017 …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 11 January]

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Businessman building bridge to a more equal Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Turin, Moscow and Havana are three iconic cities which helped shape the outlook and work of Tom Cavanagh, businessman, philanthropist and optimist. In December, University College Cork, his alma matter to which he has given so much time and support over the years, honoured the Fermoy man with a bridge in his family’s name on the grounds of the university …” (more)

[Graham Clifford, Irish Times, 4 January]

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Chuck Feeney’s legacy lives on as philanthropic fund winds down

Posted in Governance and administration on December 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Programme leaders from Trinity College Dublin met their benefactor – philanthropist and former billionaire Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney – at the Global Brain Health Institute conference in San Francisco last week. They were among 70 programme leaders who gathered together from across the globe …” (more)

[Independent, 16 December]

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Trinity College Dublin announces €60m campus development

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2018 by steve

“Work will begin this year on a €60 million development at Trinity College Dublin that will provide 1,800 additional places for students taking courses in science, technology engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects. The development is being supported by a €25 million donation from Glen Dimplex Group founder Dr Martin Naughton and his wife, Carmel, which is the largest single philanthropic donation in the history of the State …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 25 May]

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Graduates should fund their former universities – says college president

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“New NUI Galway president Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh wants to see a culture of alumni giving back to their universities to help fund the education of current third-level students. He told the Irish Independent there was a ‘great tradition’ of past students gifting contributions to their universities in North America …” (more)

[Sorcha O’Connor, Independent, 19 February]

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Trinity Secured Over €73 million in Promised Philanthropic Donations in 2015/16

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity secured over €73 million in pledged donations in 2015/16, a rise of over €20 million from the previous year, as College continues to focus on developing a network of alumni amid an ongoing higher education funding crisis …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 3 March]

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Ireland has billion reasons to thank Chuck Feeney’s gift of philanthropy

Posted in Governance and administration on December 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“It’s the season to celebrate the spirit of giving. MRI scans of the brain show that the ‘joy of giving’ has a real biological basis: in a Harvard study linking charitable giving and happiness, researchers found that when we give, two parts of the brain connected to our dopamine reward circuitry — also stimulated by eating, orgasm, and the sight of our romantic partners — show activity …” (more)

[Ellie O’Byrne, Irish Examiner, 21 December]

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Trinity in line for parting gift from Chuck Feeney

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Irish-American philanthropist Chuck Feeney is planning a major investment in Trinity College Dublin in one of a series of parting gifts before his charitable operations wind down, The Irish Times has learnt …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 18 September]

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What Chuck Feeney’s fistful of dollars did for education

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“By 2016 philanthropist Chuck Feeney will have given €1.5 billion to education projects in Ireland. A weighty new photographic book illustrates his generosity here and abroad …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 15 September]

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Donations to the University of Limerick up to €13.5m

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Gifts and donations to the University of Limerick Foundation increased by 90%, rising to €13.5m in 2014. The latest accounts filed for the company, which has raised in excess of €200m in philanthropic funding to support the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 30 June]

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Generous benefactor of Irish education

Posted in Life on March 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Donald Keough, who has died aged 87 in Atlanta, Georgia, was a notable exemplar of the rags-to-riches Irish-American story who became, in the late 20th and early 21st century, a household name in the twin fields of business and philanthropy … ” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 March]

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Education preview: What’s in store for 2015?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on December 16th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Deeper Sino-Irish relations, an increased emphasis on philanthropy and a teachers’ pay claim are among our predictions for the new year …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 1 December]

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Who Gets to Name What?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The news may be well in the past, especially by the standards of university life, but the recent opening of Kinsella Hall is worth bringing back into public discussion. For a seemingly minor event, its significance for the future of Trinity has been vastly underestimated …” (more)

[Daniel O’Brien, University Times, 3 November]

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RCSI target ‘tens of millions euro’ in charity

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s premier surgical training body is looking to philanthropy on an international scale to play a more significant and sustained role in the life and work of the College and has committed to significant investment in the creation of a development function …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 17 October]

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Universities resort to cold calling ex-students to raise funds

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2014 by steve

“Universities targeted more than nine million of their former students with cold calls and spam emails over the past year as they increasingly adopt US-style tactics to raise funds …” (more)

[Paul Gallagher, Independent, 27 July]

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Colleges need to become ‘more commercial’ to balance books

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2014 by steve

“Third-level institutions need to adopt a ‘more commercial approach’ if they are to survive, according to a major review of the financial health of higher education. The study by consultants Grant Thornton argues for the outsourcing of ‘non-core’ campus functions and a more aggressive policy of seeking donations from alumni …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 9 April]

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Irish universities look to graduates for funds as Atlantic goes west

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2014 by steve

“Last year University of Limerick expressed its gratitude to the billionaire philanthropist Chuck Feeney, who helped to build the campus, the sports arena, the library, student and staff accommodation, professorships, scholarships and research laboratories …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 25 February]

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