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Case Study: How Lumina Sharpened Its Focus on Eradicating Systemic Racism

Oct 16, 2017

Lumina Foundation has worked to increase its commitment to racial equity, primarily by helping its staff understand systemic racism better, according to a newly-released case study by Grantmakers for Education.

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Lumina's 17 Talent Hub Cities Promote Education, Equity

Oct 02, 2017

Lumina Foundation has recognized 17 communities across the country for extraordinary efforts to promote education beyond high school—efforts that a foundation official says will ultimately help families and the communities themselves.

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Staying the Course to Meet Our Equity Imperative

Aug 07, 2017

Recent news that the U.S. Department of Justice might redirect resources to investigate the use of race in college admissions rightly prompted much-concerned commentary in policy and educational circles. It seems appropriate for the community to pause and reflect on the larger issues at stake in this important debate about equity and inclusion.

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Investing for Impact

June 05, 2017

Two years after shifting the focus of its impact investing program, Lumina Foundation is building partnerships that give emerging companies the benefit of the Foundation’s network—multiplying the investment’s value and creating new opportunities along the way.

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Lumina Announces New Members of Executive Leadership Team

Sep 06, 2016

Lumina Foundation President Jamie Merisotis announced the addition of two new members to the executive leadership team. The expanded team will shape and amplify Lumina’s ongoing efforts to serve as a catalyst to help the nation reach Goal 2025—to have 60 percent of Americans with a high-quality postsecondary credential by the year 2025.

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Joe Loughrey Elected Lumina Foundation Board Chair

May 05, 2016

Joe Loughrey, former President and Vice Chairman of Cummins, has been elected chairman of Lumina Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Members

May 11, 2015

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Alisa A. Miller and Matthew A. Goldberg to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Financial Support Models Challenge Launched

Oct 06, 2014

Lumina seeks a model for a new student financial support system that will enable greater participation by lowering the barriers to completing postsecondary education.

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Danette Howard Joins Lumina Foundation as Vice President

March 31, 2014

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization.

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