Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO

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Reflections on Lumina’s History, and Its Future

Jamie Merisotis | June 11, 2014

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis reflects on Lumina Foundation’s formation as an independent, non-partisan private foundation and its future as an organization singularly focused on Goal 2025. More »

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis outlines the Foundation's choice to follow a "leadership model" of philanthropy

Jamie P. Merisotis | May 27, 2014

As the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education, Lumina Foundation seeks to maximize its effectiveness in serving the public trust through a leadership model of philanthropy, in favor of following a strictly charitable role. Merisotis shares his thoughts on how that leadership model can lead to more significant and lasting change that will “permanently alter the conditions that make assistance necessary.” Read more »

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis recognized for outstanding contribution to higher education by NASPA

NASPA | March 18, 2014

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, have awarded their 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award to Jamie P. Merisotis at their annual conference in Baltimore. More »

Remarks on the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

The White House & Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color | February 27, 2014

“Recognizing that educational success in the U.S. remains uneven and populations that historically have been and remain underserved must succeed for a strong economy and society, Lumina Foundation has partnered with other philanthropic leaders to address the needs of boys and men of color. We believe they are critical to achieving Goal 2025, which is that by 2025, 60% of all Americans possess a high-quality postsecondary degree, certificate or credential. As a part of the philanthropic leaders within The Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color, we have that shared conviction to ensure that all boys and men of color enjoy full opportunity and inclusion. We’re proud to play a role in this Alliance.”       - Lumina Foundation President & CEO, Jamie P. Merisotis


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About Jamie Merisotis

Jamie P. Merisotis is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation for Education, the nation's largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Read full biography »


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