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Paul SaltmanAfter his death, from prostate cancer in 1999, the Paul D. Saltman Endowed Chair in Science Education was established by UCSD to recognize a distinguished senior member of Biological Sciences faculty for his/her commitment to, and success in teaching science.
Weymouth KirklandAt Kirkland's 80th birthday party, held at the Drake Hotel on June 4, 1957, Edward H. Levi, the dean of the University of Chicago Law School, announced that the law school was naming its courtroom the Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom in Kirkland's honor.
Doris DukeAfter her death, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation was established in 1996, supporting four national grant making programs and Doris Duke's three estates, Shangri La, Rough Point, and Duke Farms.
Denzel WashingtonIn 2011 he donated $ 2 million to Fordham for an endowed chair of the theatre department, as well as $ 250,000 for a theatre-specific scholarship to Fordham.
Rosemary S. J. SchraerIn December 1992, after Chancellor Schraer's sudden death, the Rosemary S. J. Schraer Endowed Memorial Scholarship was created with gifts from various donors and Dr. Harald Schraer.
Walter Adams (economist)In 2002 a former student and protégé of Adams, MSU Trustee Randall L. Pittman, along with his wife Mary, donated USD $ 6 million to restore and update Marshall Hall, a former bacteriology laboratory which has long held offices of the Department of Economics.
Henry Samueli thumb | right | Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA The schools of engineering at UCLA, where he is professor, and UC Irvine, were renamed after Samueli when he donated to these institutions, $ 30 million and $ 20 million, respectively, in the year 1999.
Garth BrooksAccording to Brooks, the hospital promised to name a new women's health center after his mother, Colleen Brooks, who died of cancer in 1999 ; the hospital later decided not to build the new facility, took the position that its naming commitment was non-binding, and refused to return the donation.
Robert W. ChandlerIn 1983, Chandler established the Robert W. Chandler Journalism Scholarship at the University of Oregon.
Sol PriceIn 2011, the Price Family Charitable Fund donated $ 50 million to the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning, and Development.
Paul L. BatesThe Paul L. Bates Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 under the terms of his will, and is administered and maintained by the Board of Trustees of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
Luisa CapetilloThe University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus established the Luisa Capetillo Center of Documentation Hall in March 1990.
Irwin M. JacobsAs of September 2009, Jacobs had donated a total of $ 31 million to his post graduate degrees school the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Christos CotsakosDuring the event, Cotsakos announced a gift of $ 1M to the school in honor of the Classes of 2002.
Helen Foster SnowOn October 26 -- 27, 2000, BYU held a Helen Foster Snow Symposium to celebrate this donation and gather scholars.
Earle PageAt Newington he won the Wigram Allen Scholarship in 1927, awarded by Sir George Wigram Allen, for general proficiency, with Dave Cowper receiving it for classics and Bill Morrow for mathematics in the same year.
E. P. TaylorIn 1948, E. P. Taylor and a small group of fellow alumni established the McGill University Alma Mater Fund, inviting all graduates to give annual donations and thereby'' make of themselves a living endowment.''
Vernon L. SmithIn February 2011, Smith participated in the'' Visiting Scholars Series'' at the Nicholas Academic Centers in Santa Ana, CA.
Tom Steyer In 2008, Steyer and Taylor gave $ 40 million to create the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University.
Aaron ValeroIn 2002, The Professor Aaron Valero Fund for the Advancement of Medical Education was established and endowed by the Valero Family in memory of Dr. Valero.
Eli BroadIn 2003, Eli and Edythe Broad gave the $ 100 million founding gift to create The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Carl DiemThe Carl Diem Institute at the German Sports University was created in his honor, and run by his wife, Liselott, until 1989.
Ruth SimmonsAs an additional element of President Simmons' leadership of Brown's international efforts, Brown and Banco Santander of Spain inaugurated an annual series of International Advanced Research Institutes to convene a rising generation of scholars from emerging and developing countries at Brown in a signing ceremony on November 13, 2008, at the John Hay Library between Brown provost David Kertzer and Emilio Botin, chairman of Banco Santander.
Harold Eugene Edgerton On July 3, 1990, in an effort to memorialize his accomplishments, several community members in Aurora, Nebraska decided to construct a'' Hands-On'' science center.
Roy Ash In 2003 he and his wife donated $ 15,000,000 to Harvard to endow the Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government.
Robert BrownleeIn addition, the contributions of his foundation made possible a project introducing children to marine sciences, aboard the 90-foot research vessel the Robert G. Brownlee, built in 1998 and run by the Marine Science Institute of Redwood City, California.
Charles McClung McGheeIn 1885, he established the Lawson McGhee Library, which was the basis of Knox County's public library system.
James Harris SimonsAlso in 2006 Simons donated $ 25 million to Stony Brook University through the Stony Brook Foundation.
Oscar Randolph Fladmark, Jr.History or South Dakota'', University of Nebraska Press - Pethryn (Hanson) Fladmark, (Mother) Sioux Falls, South Dakota was related to Dr. Ernest O. Lawrence, native of Canton, South Dakota, who was awarded the a Nobel Prize in 1939 for his invention of the Cyclotron which, in turn, made possible the Atom Bomb.
James D. PorterHe oversaw the liquidation and transfer of the University of Nashville's assets to the Peabody Education Fund, which allowed Peabody College to be reestablished near Vanderbilt University in 1909.
Kyle Whittingham In 2008, Whittingham and former Utah head coach Urban Meyer were the first people to donate money to the Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin Family Scholarship, an endowed scholarship which will benefit the football program.
Ron JoyceIn June 2005, Joyce donated $ 10 million towards the construction of a new sports stadium, Ron Joyce Stadium, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the single largest private donation to a Canadian athletics program to that date.
J. K. L. RossIn 1916, acting on his late father's desire to support the Royal Victoria Hospital, Jack Ross donated $ 1 million for the building of the first major addition to the hospital which became known as the Ross Memorial Pavilion, one of Canada's first private patient pavilions.
William ScandlingHe also funded the redevelopment of the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester which was renamed to honor his wife in 1993.
George P. Smith II Smith received the Gitzler Prize for his original scholarship entitled, `` Biological Determinism and Genetic Discrimination'' at the Tenth World Congress on Medical Law in Jerusalem, Israel in August, 1994.
Oscar W. RitchieFormerly the Student Union, this building that now houses the Center of Pan-African Culture, the Institute of African American Affairs and the Department of Pan-African Studies, which were all founded by Dr. Edward W. Crosby, who was another African American educational pioneer in his own right, was renamed Oscar W. Ritchie Hall in 1977 at the behest of the leadership of the BUS.
Anna MaxwellMaxwell Hall was razed in 1984 to make room for a new hospital building, and the university established an endowed professorship at the nursing school in Maxwell's name.
Matthew Laflin In 1892, Laflin made a lasting contribution to Chicago by donating $ 75,000 toward the building of a structure to house the Chicago Academy of Sciences, a scholarly society formed to promote the scientific investigation of natural history.
Reginald LewisIn 2005, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture opened with support from a $ 5 million grant from his foundation.
William MulockMulock was subsequently elected unanimously as Chancellor on April 28, 1924 His memorials at the university include the Mulock Cup, Canada's oldest continuously awarded sporting trophy, the William Mulock Prize in Mathematics and Physics, the William Mulock Prize in Classics, and Mulock House in Whitney Hall residence.
Edward K. ReedyUnder his leadership, GTRI's first endowed chair was established in March 1998 in honor of Glen P. Robinson, the $ 1.
Muhammad Jalaluddin SayeedNone of us had ever run a shipping line and Captain Sayeed was patient in teaching us the ropes...'' In 2006, NOL established Scholarship is in memory of the late Muhammad Jalaluddin Sayeed for Master of Science in Maritime Studies joinelty offeed at Nanyang Technological University and Norwegian School of Management.
Gordon GettyIn 2002, he donated US$ 3 million to the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, a charitable trust.
Joseph Henry KeenanIn 2007, an International Thermodynamics Symposium called `` meeting the entropy challenge'' was organized in M. I. T. in Honor and Memory of Professor Joseph Henry Keenan.
Edward RownyIn 2004, he established the Paderewski Scholarship Fund to bring Polish University students to Georgetown University to study American style democracy.
Frank BowmanIn 2005, The C. J. Mack Family Foundation provided an endowment arranged by John J. Mack to the United States Naval Academy Foundation to support the Admiral Frank Bowman Scholar Program.
Julius Sumner Miller Professor Miller's wife, Alice Brown Miller, wanted to perpetuate the memory and achievements of her husband, and so conceived the idea of the Julius Sumner Miller Foundation, which was established in 1998.
Thomas FerensUniversity of Hull In 1925 Ferens made his largest single donation.
James Douglas (businessman)His donation in 1913 of nearly a million dollars of radium to Johns Hopkins University helped medical research.
Earle I. MackOn May 1, 2008, the Drexel University College of Law was renamed the Earle Mack School of Law in light of his $ 15 million donation.
Alfred P. SloanA Sloan Foundation grant established the MIT School of Industrial Management in 1952 with the charge of educating the'' ideal manager'', and the school was renamed in Sloan's honor as the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, one of the world's premier business schools.
Robert E. ScottIn April 2000, the University of Virginia established the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professorship in Law, made possible by support from more than 250 of his colleagues on the faculty, former students and friends of the school, who committed $ 1.
Michael MoritzOn 24 September 2013 he and his wife, Harriet Heyman, gave $ 30 million to UC San Francisco to create the UCSF Discovery Fellows Program, an endowed program for PhD students (UCSF will raise $ 30 million in matching funds).
Otto GrahamIn 2013, Northwestern's fundraising department created The Otto Graham Society to honor his achievements at the school and support its athletics programs.
Adrienne ArshtIn October 2008, Arsht committed more than $ 6 million to the University of Miami to support the university-wide Arsht Ethics Programs, assist the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami and support other University of Miami initiatives.
John F. WinslowThe Winslow Chemical Laboratory, built in 1866, was named in honor of his donation of half the construction cost and his enterprise on behalf of the Institute.
Bob KnightWhen Knight came to Texas Tech in 2001, he gave $ 10,000 to the library, the first gift to the Coach Knight Library Fund which has now collected over $ 300,000.
Lex HesterOn August 13, 2002, the Jacksonville City Council approved an expenditure of'' $ 50,000 as seed money for a -LSB- n endowed -RSB- scholarship'' at the University of North Florida honoring Hester.
Urban MeyerIn December 2008, Meyer and Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham were the first people to donate money to the Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin Family Scholarship, an endowed scholarship which will benefit the Utah football program.
Kyle WoodringIn December, 2009 a scholarship fund to support a Mason Michigan High School student who excels in music performance was set up in Woodring's name.
Walter Edmond Clyde ToddThe society honored his wishes, and in 1956 he donated an additional sixty-one acres south of his initial donation.
Eli BroadThe Broad Prize has awarded $ 12 million in college scholarships to high school seniors since 2002.
Dwayne JohnsonOn October 2, 2007, he and his ex-wife donated $ 1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of its football facilities ; it was noted as the largest donation ever given to the university's athletics department by former students.
Michael Moritz On 18 June 2008, Michael Moritz and his wife, American novelist Harriet Heyman, announced a donation of US$ 50m to Christ Church, Oxford, his former college, the largest single donation in the college's history.
Elizabeth Symons, Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanSymons sits on the Board of Trustees of the John Smith Memorial Trust, an NGO set up in 1995 in memory of the late Labour party leader John Smith.
Diane GreeneIn 2011, Greene along with her husband, Mendel Rosenblum, gave $ 3 million to create the Marvin Rosenblum Professorship in Mathematics in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences in honor of Mendel's father, Marvin Rossemblum, who taught at the university for 45 years.
Marianne LegatoIn 2006, the Ladies' Home Journal established an annual Marianne J. Legato Award in Gender-Specific Medicine in her honor.
David FalkOn March 24, 2011 it was announced that Falk had made a pledge of an additional $ 15 million, to Syracuse University and'' The David B. Falk Center for Sports Management''.
Albert PattengillIn his 1920 history of the university, Wilfred Byron Shaw also paid tribute to Pattengill for his leadership role in the establishment of athletics at Michigan :'' Professor Pattengill's interest in outdoor sports was lifelong.
Reed M. NesbitIn 2007 the Reed Nesbit Professorship in Urology was established at the University of Michigan in his honor, with Dr. Edward J. McGuire serving as the first Nesbit Professor.
Jeremy JacobsThe gift was made to RPCI's Leaders for Life endowment campaign in honor of Jacobs' brother, the late Lawrence D. Jacobs, MD, an immunology researcher who died in 2001.
John M. MacEachranAfter 1972, the Faculty of Education and the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology awarded annual scholarships to students honoring MacEachran's accomplishments.
Robert R. McCormickAfter a donation to renovate the Technological Institute building at Northwestern University in 1989, the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science was named for him.
Ronald B. LinskyIn 2006, NWRI established a fellowship in honor of Linsky's memory as part of NWRI's graduate fellowship program.
Charles Phelps Taft Following his death, Annie (Anna) Sinton Taft donated $ 5 million to the University of Cincinnati in 1930 and established a memorial fund after his name.
Floyd CunninghamIn July 2010 Cunningham announced the largest endowment gift in the history of APNTS, a gift of US $ 300,000 from the Crawford Family Foundation of Cecil and Mary Crawford to establish an endowment fund that will generate in perpetuity scholarships for needy students, and especially for women called to ministry.
Mary Paley MarshallUpon Alfred's death in 1924, Mary became Honorary Librarian of The Marshall Library of Economics at Cambridge, to which she donated her husband's collection of articles and books on economics.
Stephen P. Mugar The Mugar Life Sciences Building at Northeastern University, which contains the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Departments of Psychology, Biology, and Chemical Engineering, and laboratories and classrooms, was given in 1963 in memory of his parents.
Stephen M. Ross Ross was co-chair of the University of Michigan's fund raising campaign, which was completed May 2007.
Bill GrossIn 2013, Gross and his wife, Sue, donated $ 20 million to Mercy Ships.
Herman FeshbachThe physics department also has an endowed Herman Feshbach chair, established in 1999 to support theoretical physicists.
Rita BuxtonIn 1958 she was named founding member of the council of St Vincent's School of Medical Research, for which she engaged in fund-raising and donated large sums of money of her own for fellowships.
William Henry SheppardAfter graduation, Sheppard was recommended to Tuscaloosa Theological Institute (now Stillman College, which dedicated its library in Sheppard's honor in 1959) in Alabama.
R. W. B. LewisIn 2006, the Yale College Writing Center was endowed with a directorship in Lewis' name.''
Steve ShirleySteve'' as she is affectionately known, in 1986 with a substantial gift to establish a charitable trust fund.
Nannerl O. KeohaneIn 2008, Keohane was chair of the Board of Trustees of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) ddcf.
J. Wayne ReitzFour years after his death, in 1997, the university established the merit-based Reitz Scholars Program to recognize and encourage academic achievement, leadership and service among its undergraduate students.
Harold SimmonsIn 2007, Harold and Annette Simmons announced a $ 20 million gift to Southern Methodist University to provide an endowment for the university's School of Education and Human Development.
Loren M. BerryIn 1978, Loren's son John W. Berry endowed the Loren M. Berry Chair in Economics at Dartmouth College to honor his father.
Sally Miller GearhartA fund was established by Carla Blumberg, one of Gearhart's former students, in Gearhart's name in January 2008 at the University of Oregon for the Sally Miller Gearhart Chair in Lesbian Studies, as a part of the Women and Gender Studies program.
Richard M. Schulze In 2000, Schulze donated $ 50 million to the University of St. Thomas, at the time the largest donation to a Minnesota college or university.
William H. ShidelerWhen he retired the following year, he was the recipient of a John Hay Whitney Foundation grant to go to Hiram College to start a geology program there, much as he had done for Miami in 1920.
Glenn MorrisThe medal was subsequently given, along with Morris's other memorabilia, to Simla High School, which gives an annual Glenn Morris Award for athletic and academic excellence ; the school, in turn, donated the medal in April 2011 to Colorado State University, the successor to Morris' college alma mater, where it is displayed in a field house named in his honor.
Lewis J. MinorMinor and his wife have been called the `` Supreme Benefactors'' of the school, having also endowed the Michael L. Minor Master of Science in Foodservice Management at Michigan State University in 1996.
Dom DiMaggioHe served under Presidents Father Peter and Father Jonathan DeFelice and helped lead Saint Anselm College through four decades of expansion ; he was awarded an honorary degree in 1999.
Winifred Spooner In 1936 Winnie's close friend, Dugald MacPherson, founded a memorial scholarship to her memory at Sherborne School for Girls.
Harold ChestnutIn 1998 Harold Chestnut and the Chestnut Family provided a gift to IFAC for the IFAC Textbook Prize.
Gerald FordIn April 1981, he opened the Gerald R. Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the north campus of his alma mater, the University of Michigan, followed in September by the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids.
Ruth Weiss (writer)In 2010 a girls' High School in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, was named the Ruth Weiss School and a library containing her works was established.
Ken BehringBehring pledged $ 20 million to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in 1997, with the intention that it be used for educational purposes.