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Dick and Sharon Portillo donate $1 million to Argo, their alma mater

Before he was a hot dog mogul, Italian beef wizard or chocolate cake phenom, Dick Portillo was a student at Argo Community ... Dick in 1957 and Sharon in 1960, have donated $1 million to their alma ma... read more

Dick Portillo gives $1 million to alma mater

An architect's rendering of a performing-arts center helped persuade Richard Portillo, founder of Portillo's Hot Dogs, and his wife, Sharon, to pledge $1 million to Argo Community High School in subur... read more

'It's a legacy worth fighting for' -- Longtime Denfeld teacher gives ‘super-sized’ tour of his alma mater

There are more where these nuggets came from: History-government-econ teacher Joe Vukelich dished out facts and anecdotes during a final historical tour of Denfeld Friday morning before retiring after ... read more

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Fire Dick Umile. It has since evolved into its own Web site ... 59, who was reeled back to his alma mater as an assistant coach in 1988 and took over as head coach two years later when Bob Kullen died ... read more

Companies look for ways to get the most out of charitable donations

But how do they decide where to give their millions? The Gerdins’ key principle ... for his personal development in 2009 when he and wife Debbie donated $1 million to the old alma mater. NCS Pearson h... read more

Athletics Department at UM receives $8.6M in public subsidies

Without those dollars, the Athletics Department would run a deficit of some $8.5 million annually, contrary to public perception that university athletics pay for themselves or return plus revenue, sa... read more

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Blank is now worth an estimated $1.6 billion, meaning he could lure the ... Ross donates a lot to his alma mater, the University of Michigan. A lot: He's given $313 million so far. For his troubles th... read more

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