Thursday, June 01, 2006

Inside Higher Ed :: Billions to Spare

Inside Higher Ed :: Billions to Spare: "Billions to Spare

In Paula Tavrow’s book, $26 billion is a lot of money.

So much that the Harvard University alumna, class of ’81, who has worked on international development issues, wasn’t exactly inspired by the idea of donating more money for such traditional uses as renovating a building or endowing a new chair. Nonetheless, with her 25th reunion — an occasion that can net Harvard tens of millions from the celebrating class — in the offing, Tavrow saw an opportunity too good to pass up.

She started contacting classmates who supported the idea of giving money for scholarships for graduate students from Africa who would not otherwise be able to attend Harvard, and to form a partnership with a university in Tanzania."

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