Published on Online Colleges/Blog, by Staff writers, February 21, 2012.
For most of us, donating even a few hundred dollars to an alma mater is a pretty big financial commitment. Yet for some seriously successful grads that’s chump change, as they pay back colleges and universities for helping them succeed to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash, stock, or valuable items. In the past, these generous donations have helped do everything from start a new college to build state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty to use and were undoubtedly much appreciated by the recipients. While there have been many generous donations to colleges over the years, we’ve highlighted here a few of the most amazingly philanthropic … (full text).