Feeney kept his donation anonymous until The New York Times unmasked his identity.At the time, the donation marked the largest gift ever to any public or private university in the United States. The gift amounts to about $519 million in today's dollars.Knight graduated from Stanford's business school in 1962. The donation would help establish a graduate-level fellowship program at the school. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation was founded by Hewlett-Packard cofounder and his wife. Around $300 million went toward the School of Humanities and Sciences, and $100 million went to the Campaign for Undergraduate Education, according to a Stanford press release. The gift, which amounted to the largest in Harvard history, supported the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Kluge directed the funds go toward financial-aid packages to undergraduate and graduate students, making it the largest donation focused on student aid, according to a Columbia University press release. The two made their fortune after investing early in Berkshire Hathaway. The donation was likely the single largest charitable gift in Israel's history, according to The Wall Street Journal.NTU President Lee Si-chen said the donation would be the largest to a university medical school in the past 40 years, according to the Taipei Times. The donation totals $559 million in today's dollars.Source: OHSU.eduThe gift went toward building a new hospital at the University's Parnassus Heights campus, according to the UCSF website.Phil and his wife, Penny, donated the money to go toward a new science complex. The sum amounts to $539 million adjusted for inflation.Florence made the donation in 2017, a year after her husband's passing. The sum amounts to $625 million in today's dollars. Herbert Irving earned his wealth through founding Global Frozen Foods, which later became Sysco. At the time, the donation was the largest ever to an institute of higher learning, according to Caltech's website. The sum amounts to $866 million in today's dollars. In 2006, the donation marked the largest single gift to a higher-education institution, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Today, the sum amounts to $1.2 billion adjusted for inflation. Bloomberg intended his gift go toward making JHU need-blind, or admitting students regardless of their financial background. The gift is the largest donation to an individual American college, according to Inside Higher Ed.