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B-School Fundraising Scorecard: Who Gave the Most in 2013?

Students in the Watson Library of Business and Economics at the Columbia Business School in New York
Students in the Watson Library of Business and Economics at the Columbia Business School in New YorkPhotograph by James Leynse/Corbis

This has been a good year for B-school fundraising. New buildings will go up on campuses around the world. Scholarships and academic chairs have been established, classrooms will go digital, and a few more business schools will be named in honor of especially generous benefactors.

Seventeen schools received donations of $10 million or more, totaling nearly $700 million, while top institutions Columbia Business School and University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business received gifts from alumni of $100 million each. Columbia had an especially good year, receiving two gifts totaling $40 million to help with the construction of a new campus (see table below).