philanthropy

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Multiple nonprofits and universities that received large gifts this month from Seattle billionaire MacKenzie Scott are describing the donations as "transformative." Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, disclosed Tuesday that she made nearly $1.7 billion in donations since her April 2019 divorce from the world's richest man.

Clock Ticking On Major Cancer Research Grant

Mar 2, 2014
Dr. Brian Druker heads the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
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Nike chairman Phil Knight is offering a prominent Oregon medical school $500 million for cancer research. However, it comes with a huge string attached.

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Officials at Oregon's largest medical center want state lawmakers to help fund a massive expansion of their cancer research facility.