Weighing Pandemic Risks When Donating to Colleges
September 8, 2020 by Paul Sullivan
Many colleges and universities are struggling to reopen safely and offer in-person classes during the pandemic. At risk is not just the health and safety of their students, faculty and staff, but in many cases the financial viability of the institutions themselves if they have to go to remote learning, which could prompt students and their families to demand reductions.
Financial hardships are inevitable for all but the largest universities with multibillion-dollar endowments, and a lack of paying students could force some closings.