Gordon Brown Delivers Lecture at the UN: “Promises Made to Children are Sacred”

Gordon Brown Delivers Lecture at the UN: “Promises Made to Children are Sacred”

On Wednesday, April 19 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, The Irene D. Pritzker/IDP Foundation Distinguished Lecture on Social and Economic Development, co-hosted by Foreign Policy Association in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, featured the Right Honorable Gordon Brown, former United Kingdom Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

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Esri User Conference: "Creating a Smarter World"

Esri User Conference:

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.

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Irene Pritzker Featured on Forefront Radio Podcast

Irene Pritzker Featured on Forefront Radio Podcast

Recently, Irene Pritzker sat down to speak with Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO of Forefront, about impact investing.

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IDP Foundation Grantee "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" Documentary Film Has Breakout Year

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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.

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Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center Announces 2016 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants Recipients

Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center Announces 2016 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants Recipients

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.

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Irene Pritzker Invited to Speak at Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle Member Meeting

Irene Pritzker Invited to Speak at Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle Member Meeting

Irene Pritzker recently had the opportunity to speak at Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle member meeting, where she shares some details about the work of the IDP Foundation.

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IDP Foundation Strengthens Partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

IDP Foundation Strengthens Partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

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.

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Liesel Pritzker Simmons Discusses How Impact Investing Can Change the World

Liesel Pritzker Simmons Discusses How Impact Investing Can Change the World

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.

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Manzil and Mobile Creches: Providing Educational Opportunities for India’s Youth

Manzil and Mobile Creches: Providing Educational Opportunities for India’s Youth

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.

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Ashesi University Student Prince Kwarase on Volunteering with the IDP Rising Schools Program

Ashesi University Student Prince Kwarase on Volunteering with the IDP Rising Schools Program

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.

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