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Report: Donors Gave $746M To Connecticut Universities

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Getty Images, Christopher Furlong

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new survey of donations to colleges and universities shows 14 Connecticut schools received a combined total of more than $746 million last year.

Yale got three-quarters of the total.

The nonprofit Council for Aid to Education’s annual review released Wednesday found donations nationwide rose 8.2 percent in the 2011 budget year and exceeded $30 billion.

In Connecticut, Yale’s $580 million in gifts far surpassed other colleges.

Rounding out the top five were the University of Connecticut with $38.6 million; Wesleyan with $36.5 million; Trinity with $24.7 million; and Fairfield with $16.2 million.

Other schools that received at least $5 million included Saint Joseph and Connecticut colleges, Quinnipiac, and the universities of New Haven and Hartford.

Nationwide, Yale’s total was the third highest behind Stanford’s $709 million and Harvard’s $639 million.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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