Phil Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller Donate $10M to Bowdoin College's Coastal Studies Center in Maine

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and his wife Kim have donated $10 million to Bowdoin College's Coastal Studies Center on Harpswell Sound in Harpswell, Maine, as a user on Reddit pointed out today. In a press release, Bowdoin explained that the gift will allow it to "substantially expand" the facilities in which students perform ocean research and study environmental education.


    Specifically, Bowdoin said that thanks to the gift from the Schillers, the college will be able to add a state-of-the art dry laboratory, convening center, modern classrooms, and housing and dining facilities.
    Phil Schiller explained the family's donation in a video shared recently by Bowdoin, citing the college's efforts in developing new methods to research and fight against pollution, climate change, and other environmental issues. Schiller himself was born on the east coast in Natick, Massachusetts and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Boston College. One of his sons, Mark, graduated from Bowdoin earlier in 2017.

    In response to the $10 million donation, Bowdoin has named the center the "Schiller Coastal Studies Center (SCSC)." The SCSC is located on 118 acres of land that occupies 2.5 miles of the Maine coastline, and is situated on Orr's Island, about 12 miles outside of Bowdoin's main campus. For more information about the center, and the Schillers' donation to Bowdoin, check out the college's website here.

    Article Link: Phil Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller Donate $10M to Bowdoin College's Coastal Studies Center in Maine
  2. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Is it just me or do they have the *exact* same face? She is like the female version of Phil haha
  3. skinned66 macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    That’s very nice of them. It’s an area of research that probably can’t ever have too much funding.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Figures. Schiller does love to spin great fish tales about Apple Products. Seriously though -- Reel nice donation. Bowdoin should be able to net some good research with it.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Granted some don't like Schiller on stage,
    But This is a really unselfish donation they donated and its an area Likely that many don't think about when it comes to researching the Marine environment. I myself would like to understand more about the marine environment.
  6. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    "Steve Jobs never would have..."


    Seriously, this is great. Thanks Phil & Kim for contributing to a very important program!

    Edit: Just noticed, "They have two sons: Erik and Mark—a member of the Bowdoin Class of 2017."
  7. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
  8. RandomEnding macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2013
    And my axe!
  9. D.T. macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Yep, no floundering at all with a guy like Phil, he's not shellfish at all. I'm shore this money will go to a good porpoise.
  10. Spendlove macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2015
    Cambridge UK
    That is a pretty amazing donation. Blimey! Well done and hopefully funds some superb breakthroughs in the future to help the planet.
  11. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    There's lots of research showing that married couples end up looking like each other.

    This may be due to the fact that we experience the same ups and downs, laughs and frowns together over the years. We also tend to be attracted to people with similar features to ourselves.
  12. iLoveDeveloping macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2009
    Generally people are most attracted to others with similar features. Same eyes, lips or noses and so on.. if you look at a lot of couples you can start to notice similarities in looks. Humans are vain, even subconsciously.

    On a side note, great that Phil is putting money to useful things, he is a lovely guy, what has that fool Cue even done other than buy more sports cars or karaoke machines. I can't wait till the day cue is fired.
  13. PG(Austin) macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2004
    Austin, TX
    That's great. It's nice to see them, as multi-millionaires, donating like this. It shows they aren't all about themselves. I think Apple execs tend to keep this private, but letting it be known makes them more like real people in my opinion. Some may see it as self-righteous or bragging, but I don't think so.
  14. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
  15. Blu Reel macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
    Southern California
  16. DeepIn2U macrumors 601


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Many people seem to marry or fall in love with someone with the same facial features as their "familiar" to oneself. Their also most likely high school sweethearts so they've spent a LOt of time in their lives together and thus begin to look similar.

    Education is paramount today in society as it's always been troughout time. Since their kids attend this school the donation is promoted yet also still unselfish and a great contribution the world hopefully can benefit from. THIS is the responsibility of the wealthy.
  17. apolloa macrumors G3


    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Good move Phill! Teaching children how important the planet is is always a good thing to do... and ocean research too..

    One of THE best things about Apples new spaceship are the endless solar panels on its roof! Frigging fantastic!!! :) :)
  18. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    /Tries to find something cynical or snarky
    /Leaves disappointed:mad:

    Good job Phil and Kim.
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Joking aside, think about that number for a minute. 10 Million. That's a tremendous amount of money to donate to a research cause that most never have heard or were aware of. There are a lot of things the Schillers could have invested/spent that money on, and they chose to invest into something that likely could always use funding for the better of the marine environment.
  20. tpham5919 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2016
    chandler, az
    Maybe Erik Schiller needs a little help getting into Bowdoin?
    I kid...I kid... ***running away***
  21. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
  22. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  23. Defthand macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2010
    Now that the college has his money, is someone going to tell Phil that Spongebob is a cartoon…
  24. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
    That's what I thought at first. Also I checked their official homepage and isn't mobile friendly. :confused:o_O What is this? 2006?
  25. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)

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