Nearly half of the 65 gifts of $5-million or more in 2010 went to colleges and universities, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Knowing which colleges are well-endowed and which colleges receive ear-marked funds can provide useful information about the financial health of each college, the ability to provide financial aid, and trends in academic research. For instance, a few universities that received large donations for scholarships include Tufts, University of Chicago Law School and New York University Langone Medical Center. Cornell received $80-million to establish a new energy institute, reinforcing a current trend of increased academic research interest in clean energy. For more info, see http://tinyurl.com/4eczfgp.