Parents Who Donate to Colleges

A Stanford Law School professor, Ralph Richard Banks, recently penned an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times that has since come under fire. In his piece, entitled “Donating money to help your child get into college isn’t wrong,” Banks argues, “Universities should not be relieved of their obligation to enhance … 

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College Grateful Grads Ranking

Forbes has released its annual “Most Successful, Grateful Grads” ranking of colleges. So what exactly is this particular college ranking all about? Well, as Anna Corradi and Matt Schifrin report for Forbes, it’s essentially the Marie Condo of college rankings. Yes, you read that correctly. The litmus test of this … 

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Donating to Highly Selective Colleges

A number of folks have called us of late with questions related to donating to highly selective colleges. Their usual question is how much would it cost in terms of donation dollars to secure their child — or their employer’s child — into the college of his or her dreams. … 

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Development Cases and Ivy League Admission

When walking around on college tours admiring buildings, it’s easy to think that a whole lot of development cases will be applying for admission to the Ivy League school you’re touring. After all, when you walk by Sandstone Hall, it’s perfectly logical to assume that Mr. and Mrs. Sandstone’s daughter … 

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Ivy League Donors

Ivy League donors, have you ever noticed who it is that calls you seeking a donation? Is it a current student — maybe a college sophomore working the phones for the alumni office tasked with securing donations from the school’s alumni base? Is it a development officer? If it’s a … 

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Ivy League Development Cases

Ivy League development cases and their parents, take note. If you’re an alumna or alumnus of an Ivy League college, you might be interested to know how your alma mater tracks you so that they can maximize their donations to the school. First off, you’re ranked. When an alumni relations … 

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