ROI Influencers: Higher Education — Donors

    Frank Guarini
    Businessman, elected official, philanthropist
    Gifts to: New Jersey City University and Saint Peter’s University

    Guarini could have made this list for either of his recent donations in New Jersey: $10 million to help NJCU complete its performing arts center; and $10 million to help Saint Peter’s upgrade its business school.

    Eric and Wendy Schmidt
    Tech leaders, philanthropists
    Gift to: Princeton University

    Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, and his wife made a donation that will help rebuild Guyot Hall, the new home for computer science at Princeton.

    Jeff and Amy Towers
    Financial executives, philanthropists
    Gift to: Rutgers University

    Jeff and Amy Towers repeatedly have given millions for the school’s athletic programs, most notably football. Their efforts are helping upgrade facilities to Big Ten levels.

    John and Jana Scarpa
    Tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists
    Gift to: Stockton University

    The school’s largest-ever donation, $8 million, will help expand Stockton’s Atlantic City academic program and its main campus’ health sciences program.