Recently, IDP Foundation found themselves at 32.7066 degrees N, 117.1618 degrees W: the San Diego Convention Center. There, we attended the week-long Esri User Conference along with 15,000 other students and professionals from around the world.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise has had a breakout year. As the first documentary to center on Dr. Angelou’s life and work, excitement around its release was only to be expected.
Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center recently announced the 2016 recipients of the IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants. In conjunction with the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the five winners will receive the support needed to begin their projects.
The IDP Foundation is excited to announce that it has entered into another partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine with the newly-created IDP Foundation Cardiac Research Grant. Over the next five years, the $1 million grant will help to advance the efforts of the Heart Valve Disease Research Program in the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation.
IDP Foundation’s co-founder, and 2015 Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Liesel Pritzker-Simmons, recently sat down with Stephanie Kim, associate director of community strategy at the Wharton School Impact Initiative (WSII), to discuss how to invest in projects and products with the goal of affecting social, environmental and financial change.
Recently, IDP Foundation had the opportunity to attend the International Education Funders Group (IEFG) Spring Meeting in New Delhi, India, a week-long meeting that allows a network of foundations and donor-advised funders to come together and discuss how to best support education in the Global South.
During a recent visit to Ashesi, the IDP Foundation had the opportunity to meet one student who is using creative and critical thinking skills to improve basic education in Ghana. In addition to co-founding the TrimTab Network, Prince Kennedy Kwarase (Business Administration, ’17) interned for the IDP Foundation’s keystone initiative, the IDP Rising Schools Program, which aims to improve educational infrastructure in existing low-fee private schools serving the poor in Ghana.
Happy New Year!
Starting a new year is always exciting at the IDP Foundation as it allows us to reflect on lessons from the past and plan for what’s ahead.