The Century Foundation will dedicate $250,000 in resources over the next five years to advancing equity for women and girls of color.READ MORE
The Century Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonal Shah and Damon Silvers to its board of trustees.READ MORE
Thanks to the Chronicle of Higher Education for highlighting the addition of Bob Shireman to the Century Foundation team of fellows.
At the Century Foundation, Mr. Shireman will write policy reports with other fellows, including Richard D. Kahlenberg, who specializes in affirmative action in higher education. Mr. Shireman recalls that, more than a decade ago, he and Mr. Kahlenberg went together to meet with U.S. News & World Report editors to ask them to include colleges’ enrollment of Pell Grant recipients in their annual college rankings.
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The Century Foundation has expanded its education and labor teams and is pleased to announce new fellows Robert Shireman and Julie Kashen.READ MORE
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton made the first speech of her campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2016. TCF fellow Michael Cohen notes that the speech focused on domestic policy and represented a clear move to the left for Clinton.
This was a speech that read like a liberal wish list of domestic priorities. And unlike her husband and practically every Democrat of the last 40 years, she didn’t talk about big government being the problem, apologize for wanting to ask the rich to pay their fair share, or back away from calling for new spending. Over the last several years, Democrats have made a decided and unmistakable move to the left. If her speech is any indication, Clinton is more than willing to follow the pack.
Read the rest of Cohen's column here.
The Century Foundation's Chief Administrative Officer Philip Li has been elected as Chair of the Board of Philanthropy New York, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the work of philanthropic organizations in the New York City area.
At its 36th Annual Meeting yesterday, Philanthropy New York, the regional association of grantmakers with global impact, elected five new members to its Board of Directors and announced the new leadership of its Executive Committee. Philip Li, Chief Administrative Officer of The Century Foundation will become the Chair and serve a two-year term.
“At a time when Philanthropy New York is moving into an exciting new era with the creation of the new Philanthropy Center at 1500 Broadway, informed and deeply engaged leadership for our organization is more important than ever,” Philanthropy New York President Ronna Brown said. “Phil Li and the rest our committed Board Members are absolutely crucial to advancing our ambitious vision for the next decade and beyond.”
See more about Li and Philanthropy New York here.
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