News & Views

Back To News & Views

News & Views by Type: News Releases

Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity to Begin Accepting Proposals

Jan 16, 2018

After last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Lumina Foundation was among organizations that said the country must move beyond words to action. Today, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, we are announcing the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity.

Continue Reading

Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Member

Jan 04, 2018

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Morgan State University President David Wilson, Ed.D. to serve on its board of directors.

Continue Reading

Lumina Foundation Announces Support for Christian Theological Seminary's Faith and Action Project as Part of Grant Program Advancing Racial Justice and Equity

Dec 19, 2017

A $200,000 grant was awarded to support CTS's Faith & Action Project, which works to reduce poverty through solutions-driven approaches to problems rooted in racial bias and inequity in Indianapolis.

Continue Reading

Increasing Support for Adult Student Success Goal of Lumina Foundation Adult Promise Initiative

Nov 30, 2017

Lumina Foundation has awarded multi-year grants to five states that are addressing talent development by making clear financial commitments to serving adult students through an effort known as Adult Promise.

Continue Reading

Lumina Announces Attainment Challenge Grant Recipients

Aug 14, 2017

As another school year begins, a baker’s dozen of states have signed on to an ambitious program seeking to sharply raise the percentage of Americans with college degrees and high-quality certifications.

Continue Reading

New Initiative Will Help States Address Postsecondary Outcomes Among Students of Color, Boost People With Education After High School

July 12, 2017

Lumina to award Talent, Innovation, Equity grants to states with favorable education policy environments that firmly commit to closing equity gaps.

Continue Reading

Lumina Foundation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

May 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation names Brad Kelsheimer, DePauw University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, as chief financial officer, effective June 19. Kelsheimer will replace longtime Lumina CFO J. David Maas, who is retiring after 17 years.

Continue Reading

Credential Engine Names Scott Cheney as First Executive Director

March 30, 2017

Credential Engine, a new 501C3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, has announced its first Executive Director, Scott Cheney. In this role, Cheney will lead Credential Engine’s groundbreaking technology initiative to scale and maintain a web-based Credential Registry which – through software apps built on the registry’s data – enables job seekers, students, workers, and employers to search for and compare credentials, as travel apps are used to compare flights, rental cars, and hotels.

Continue Reading

Lumina Foundation Announces New Fellow

Jan 31, 2017

Lumina has appointed Dewayne Matthews to serve as a Lumina Fellow. Through the Foundation's Fellows program, Lumina engages prominent thought leaders committed to dramatically increasing the percentage of Americans with college degrees, workforce certificates, and other high-quality postsecondary credentials.

Continue Reading
FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT:
Lucia Anderson Weathers
317.951.5316
Email
FEATURED VIDEO
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.