Western Governors University-Indiana Commencement

Good morning, graduates … and congratulations! I’m so pleased to be with you on this special day. It’s truly a privilege for me to join Chancellor Barber, along with the entire leadership and staff here at WGU-Indiana, as we honor your achievement. More »

Op-ed | Jamie Merisotis

The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement

Strategies like the one being launched by Starbucks acknowledge that demand for talent is rising rapidly across the nation. More »

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Commencement Speech

Jamie Merisotis delivers commencement speech at Excelsior College in Albany, NY

Lumina president and CEO, Jamie P. Merisotis celebrates Excelsior students’ achievements and their contribution to America’s overall strength as a nation. More »

Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (Non-exempt) Department: Policy and Mobilization Reports to: Executive Assistant Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Background Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 More »

Message from the President

Reflections on Lumina’s History, and Its Future

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 »

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Message from the President

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

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 »

Statement from Jamie Merisotis

Remarks on the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

“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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