The Indiana University School of Medicine got the donation from the children of Indianapolis real estate developer Sidney Eskenazi. The endowed fund will be used to recruit a cancer researcher to Simon Cancer Center.
The Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington has received a $15 million naming gift from Indianapolis-based philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, in addition to an art collection of nearly 100 works.
The philanthropic pledge by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife—totaling perhaps $45 billion—reflects the fast-paced emergence of a new Gilded Age of giving. But the structure of the initiative concerns some philanthropic experts.
The Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology will be built inside the renovated Assembly Hall, and will give the Hoosiers the distinction of being the first school in the country to use 3-D multi-camera technology and virtual reality.