Friday, March 25, 2011

Philanthropy news of the day

Indian Express: Google mentor’s family to fund entrepreneurial research at IIT:

Nearly two years after Rajeev Motwani was found dead in a pool in the backyard of his Atherton home, his family has come back to his alma mater to foster values and ideas he cherished. His wife, Asha Jadeja Motwani, has pledged $1.5 million to IIT-Kanpur on the occasion of her husband’s 49th birth anniversary. The fund will go towards setting up the Motwani Building at the IIT and a centre for entrepreneurial research.

Also in philanthropy news from India: Buffett and Gates Prod India’s Wealthy to Be More Philanthropic.