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Jamie Merisotis | Commentary

Education is the avenue to prosperity in America

Forbes recent list of the wealthiest individuals in each of the 50 states reveals a common link among them: education beyond high school. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis reveals the ties between individual earning power and higher education and reminds us that the popular dropout-turned-billionaire narrative is actually a rare exception. More »

Jamie Merisotis

Four Questions for Jamie Merisotis

In celebration of the opening of the 2014-2015 academic year, American Counseling Association editor Frank Burtnett asked Mr. Merisotis to present an overview of foundation work and discuss the importance of school counselors in achieving Goal 2025. More »

Op-ed | Jamie Merisotis

Philanthropic Leadership requires focus, flexibility, and fortitude

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis, outlines the attributes philanthropic organizations need to create systemic change. 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 »

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 »

NASPA_ANNOUNCEMENT
96th NASPA Awards Luncheon

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

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 »

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