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

Restaurant mogul Dick Portillo and his wife Sharon have donated $1 million to their alma mater, Argo Community High School. Portillo sold his restaurant chain in 2014. Restaurant mogul Dick Portillo a... 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 ... when he donated $150 million to ... read more

Former Educators Give $1.5 Million to Rossier School + Gift to Medicine

Mary Catherine and Richard Cooper, two former educators who devoted their lives to the advancement of public schools, have given $1.5 million to the USC Rossier ... including his alma mater, Manual Ar... read more

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Betsy DeVos Knew How to Wield Power in Michigan. It’s Not Working in D.C.

Betsy DeVos used to ... pastor and continued to give generously to FRC and its causes — including $450,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a state amendment banning gay marriage. Betsy atten... read more

Holy Cross among colleges going online to crowdsource donations

Holy Cross alumni could appeal directly to their peers to join them in donating to their alma mater, allowing a school to capitalize on active social networks. A group of classmates that graduated fro... read more

Postseason flops give UNH, Umile something to prove

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

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

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

Maryland’s return to Michigan for Quick Lane Bowl conjures memories of 1985 Cherry Bowl

This year's payday — the same $1.2 million — is tied for 17th among the 40 bowl games. Bobby Ross, then in his fourth year as Maryland's head coach, said that athletic director Dick Dull promised ... ... read more

Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at age 82, got his start at Syracuse University, CNY radio and TV stations

Before Dick Clark built his reputation as the everlastingly youthful host of “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” he was a youthful Syracuse University ... We at his alma mater will reme... read more

New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announced

He has given away more than $1 billion. His most prominent gift was a $250 million ... N.J. Dick Vitale was born and raised in East Rutherford. He graduated from Seton Hall University and coached bask... read more



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