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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IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Developing a Business Plan for Success

IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Developing a Business Plan for Success

Comfort Amesawu is the proprietor of Bescal Jewels Academy in Tema, within Ghana’s Greater Accra region. Prior to enrolling in the IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPRS), Comfort did not have a written business plan for her school.

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IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Focusing on Teacher Training

IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Focusing on Teacher Training

Christiana Adu Kyeremeh is the proprietor of Chris Academy in the Abesim community of Sunyani, Ghana. She participated in the IDP Rising Schools Program’s teacher and proprietor training in May 2014.

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Happy New Year from IDP Foundation!

Happy New Year from IDP Foundation!

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.

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