Giving Back To Education: The Largest Contributions of 2013

We often hear about how much universities have to offer, but there is rarely mention of what has been given back. Amidst recent debates regarding rising tuition costs, let us not forget that these institutions are grand centers of knowledge and enlightenment that require supporters. Luckily, there are people who have a passion for supporting education and who have the means to do so. Here are the top five largest contributions to universities in 2013:

$350 Million From…

Photo Source: Ralph Alswang

Photo Source: Ralph Alswang

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Given to Johns Hopkins University.

$250 Million From…

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Centre College (Photo Source: Sodexo USA http://www.flickr.com/photos/sodexousa/)

A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust. Given to Centre College.

$200 Million From…

(Photo Source: Zennie Abraham http://www.flickr.com/photos/zennie62/)

(Photo Source: Zennie Abraham http://www.flickr.com/photos/zennie62/)

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Given to the University of Michigan.

$151 Million From…

(Photo Source: Sandip Bhattacharya http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandipb/)

(Photo Source: Sandip Bhattacharya http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandipb/)

Real estate developer John Arrillaga. Given to Stanford University.

$133 Million From…

(Photo Source: Manuel Arenas http://www.flickr.com/photos/tecdencias/)

(Photo Source: Manuel Arenas http://www.flickr.com/photos/tecdencias/)

Qualcomm Inc. co-founders Irwin Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs. Given to Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

 Nathan Repp is a writer for Scholar Hero, Inc.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/top-gifts-colleges-2013_n_3870521.html

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