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For the ‘Big Ask,’ Some Presidents Look Within

André Chung for The Chronicle

Mark B. Rosenberg, president of Florida International U., speaks with a first-generation student. He donated $1 million to the university to help such students.
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Day after day, college presidents seek donations for their institutions, and they hope to land some big ones. Sometimes the money they raise is their own.

Chief executives who have donated tens of thousands of dollars or more to their own...

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