We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yesirree, I stopped giving real money to my similar hoity-toity elite college several years ago, when they went after the Christian students association as homophobic, and forced them to change their bylaws so that they are "inclusive" and their leaders no longer have to be practicing Christians. If they are at the point where they are targeting and disciplining students for having unauthorized Bible studies in the dorms, they are not an institution I want to support.
That's of course not the only instance, like Yale they have become a little Stalinist state, down to now having instituted a committee that will decide whether art work and monuments throughout the campus must be removed because they are insensitive, racist, etc. (I frankly am waiting for the Civil War soldier memorial--similar to those seen throughout New England--to be removed and the Chapel de-Christianized.)
So I just give enough money that I stay on the list to get the free alumni calendar every year.
And the fact is, if you don't give something substantial to them, like over a million, it's just a drop in the bucket for them anyway. They won't notice that I and the other donors are no longer around . . . until it's too late.
The same is true with my wife's Seven Sisters college to which she does not give money.
So we give our money to my son's college, which is much further down the prestige ladder but could really use the money. And they have kind of figured out to steer clear of all this political correctness nonsense (at least so far).
The states have been cutting back in their financial support of the state universities. Some of this is due to voter pushback. But much of it is the pension crisis the states are beginning to experience.