Friends Donate $30 Million Toward Gates Center at University of Washington

High-tech titans contribute toward $110 million Bill and Melinda Gates computing center

Friends of Bill and Melinda Gates donated $30 million to name a computer science building at the University of Washington after the first couple of Microsoft Corp., the school said Thursday.

Microsoft President Brad Smith is leading the fundraising campaign for the building, which will total $110 million. The $30 million comes from a group of tech giants, including Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, Zillow Group Inc. co-founders Richard Barton and Lloyd Frink, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella and Charles...

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