Nike’s Phil Knight just donated $400 million to Stanford

  • #8874


    Wow tough to compete with this.

  • #8876


    While some Chinese kid made fifty pairs of Nikes for a dollar a day somewhere.

  • #8877

    Wilson’s Mustache
    Ute Fan

    At least it isn’t going to the athletics department.

  • #8891

    Ute Fan

    Where’s that Under Armour guy at? We want some of his money.

    • #8894


      Maryland grad and frankly they can keep his sponsorship. Poor team has had some of the ugliest designs ever.

  • #8897

    Ute Fan

    wow, per the article, that’s more than he’s given to Oregon.

    • #8898


      I also find the purpose of the scholarship incredibly ironic coming from him.  The 400 million is going to raise the pot to 750 million to help solve problems like climate change and poverty.  I think he also took 30 million back from Oregon when they were critical of Nike’s labor practices. But he did give the 30m back to Oregon.

      Also Stanford’s endowment is 22 billion so again this is just another case of the rich getting richer and richer.

  • #8908

    Puget Ute
    Ute Fan

    This is in addition to the cool $1B he gave the business school a few years ago. Good for him for funding academics like this.
    (iirc he earned an accounting degree and MBA at Stanford)


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