Partners

Commonfund Partner Spotlight – Widener University

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 30, 2018

Topic: Partners

Commonfund Managing Director and Head of Strategic Solutions, Tim Yates, interviews Dr. Julie Wolman, President of Widener University. In this wide-ranging discussion Dr. Wollman describes how Widener is competing and succeeding in the ultra-competitive world of higher education by focusing on strategy and innovation to differentiate the school.

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Rust College: Where Tomorrow’s Leaders are Students Today

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 13, 2018

Topic: Partners

One of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Rust College, dedicates itself to serving and preparing all its students to contribute to society, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or ethnic background.

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Manager Spotlight: Ariel Investments

Posted by Commonfund on Mar 22, 2018

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Partners | People

Commonfund Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Keating, interviews Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments. This wide-ranging discussion covers topics such as Ariel’s investment philosophy and process, their current market outlook, as well as Mellody’s thoughts on diversity and her career experiences.

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Northampton Community College Foundation

Posted by Commonfund on Sep 29, 2017

Topic: Partners

Northampton Community College Foundation is one of the oldest continuously functioning community college foundations in the country. It’s also one of the largest.

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Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM)

Posted by Commonfund on Sep 12, 2016

Topic: Partners

These words—to protect, preserve and defend—come from the oath of office sworn by the President of the United States. At CNLM, they refer to an unwritten but nonetheless essential element in the American value system: a legacy, in perpetuity, of natural lands, native species and functioning ecosystems.

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The William Penn Foundation:
Making Greater Philadelphia Greater

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 4, 2016

Topic: Partners

Today, more than 330 years later, The William Penn Foundation reflects the principles and high-minded values of the city’s founder. The Foundation has its roots in a classic success story. In 1907, Otto Haas partnered with Otto Rohm in Esslingen, Germany, to form the Rohm and Haas Company.

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Western Washington University:
Active minds changing lives

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 3, 2015

Topic: Partners

Right-sized, well balanced, with an extensive range of strong academic programs and some enlightening stats that speak to all of it: Western Washington University (WWU) produced nine Fulbright Scholars in 2013, leading the nation among public master's-granting institutions; it's the leading university of its size in sending graduates to the Peace Corps for the third straight year; and according to WIRED magazine, Western is one of five universities sending the most graduates to Microsoft Corp.

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Missouri Baptist Foundation

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 3, 2014

Topic: Partners

The Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) has a noble calling: to support and strengthen the good work of the show me state's ministries, missions and baptist churches — all giving of their time, talents and treasures to share the gospel, feed the hungry and help those in need.

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The Lincoln University

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 3, 2014

Topic: Partners

Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University is the nation's oldest degree-granting institutions for persons of African descent. Lincoln is committed to maintaining a nurturing and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service for a diverse student body, faculty and workforce.

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University of the Virgin Islands

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 3, 2014

Topic: Partners

These Buccaneers pursue a different treasure. There was a time when pirates plied the waters of the Caribbean in the pursuit of gold and other treasure. The Buccaneers mascot of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) recalls that era long ago, but today the treasure is vastly different: It's education...toward that goal, UVI is an institution on the move:

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