Y.U. landed one of top 10 gifts in 2013


Despite its financial problems, Yeshiva University made the list of recipients for the top 10 charitable gifts of 2013.

The gift came in the form of a $160 million bequest to Y.U.’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine from the estate of Muriel Block, who died in September 2010.

Though Yeshiva was the only Jewish recipient in the top 10, there were several Jews among the givers, including two of the top three. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave the biggest gift — about $1 billion — to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (yeah, I never heard of it either), and ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took spot No. 3, with a $350 million gift to Johns Hopkins University.

Here’s the full list.


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