Although non-profit institutions are not allowed to contribute funds directly to political candidates, their staff and faculty are -- and according to a recent report from the Center for Responsive Politics, employees at many prominent colleges and universities gave big to Democrats.
Inside Higher Ed reports that the top Democrat-giving institutions include the University of California system (86 percent gave blue), Harvard (77 percent) and Stanford (75 percent). (See Inside Higher Ed for a nifty chart that lays out the top Democrat-giving schools.)
Not all schools leaned left. The Universities of Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky, as well as Calvin College in Michigan, were among the schools whose employees gave more to Republican candidate.
For more information, check out the Center for Responsive Politics.
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