William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94

Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.

Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.

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<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s 2019 Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2019 Gift Guide
Emily Makowski | Dec 13, 2019
Wishing you a sciency season’s greetings!
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Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
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Universities Grapple with Donor Behavior
Universities Grapple with Donor Behavior
David Adam | Sep 4, 2019
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has focused attention on funding of higher education institutions by patrons with disgraceful behavior.
<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s 2018 Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2018 Gift Guide
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 10, 2018
The weather outside is frightful, but these sciency gifts are delightful.
Research Funders Make Secretive Overseas Investments: Report
Research Funders Make Secretive Overseas Investments: Report
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 6, 2018
An investigation by Science reveals that charities’ investments support activities opposed to their own missions, such as human health and environmental protection.
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
Jim Daley | Mar 16, 2018
With the largest private gift to a public college, the new facility aims to infuse the local economy with fresh opportunities, but returns on the investment are anything but guaranteed.
<em>The Scientist</em>’s 2017 Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2017 Gift Guide
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
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Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science
Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2017
Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.
Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence
Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 26, 2017
The donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.