Irene D. Pritzker Awarded Australia US Midwest Award for Outstanding Achievement
February 15th, 2019
Irene D. Pritzker, Founding Member, President and CEO of IDP Foundation, Inc. received the Australia US Midwest Award for Outstanding Achievement from the ANZACC Midwest at the annual Down Under Soirée in February 2019.
EU Resolution on Private Schools Reignites the Battle for Global Education
December 6th, 2018
The European Parliament announced a ban on aid to commercial schools sparking a renewed debate on the role of the private sector in global education. Irene Pritzker, President & CEO of the IDP Foundation, Inc. shares her views on the crucial role of low-free private schools in educating low-income communities.
Irene Pritzker and the IDP Foundation, Inc. - Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
October 16th, 2018
Irene Pritzker, President & CEO of IDP Foundation, Inc, shares her philosophy on smart philanthropy and why she believes in supporting the research scientists at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine.
Chicago Tech Funding Topped $110M in April
May 1st, 2018
The IDP Foundation, Inc. participated in Edovo's Series A round that raised $9.8 million, part of a huge month of funding for Chicago Tech start-ups.
Edovo Raises $9.8m to Make an Even Bigger Impact in the Lives of People Behind Bars
April 6th, 2018
The IDP Foundation, Inc. is one of 30 investors in Edovo's Series A round, in the form of a Program-Related Investment (PRI).
Decade of Fossil Collecting Gives New Perspective on Triassic Period
March 28th, 2018
New perspective on the emergence of dinosaurs made possible by fieldwork in Tanzania and Zambia supported in part by the IDP Foundation, Inc./The Field Museum.
Quona Capital Raising $150-200 mn Emerging Market Fund
March 26th, 2018
The IDP Foundation, Inc. has invested in Quona Capital's second fund, which will focus on investing in sectors that can use fintech to solve everyday problems.
Education Experts Square Off on the Public Versus Private School Debate in Africa
March 6th, 2017
Speaking at this week’s inaugural Africa Knowledge Fest at the World Bank’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, education experts weighed in on the debate in the African context.
IDP Foundation President Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management
December 15th, 2016
A trip to Ghana in 2008 to help secure microfinance loans for struggling rural schools convinced IDP Foundation President Irene Pritzker that a new financing model was desperately needed to ensure the survival of these small local institutions.
GCE and the Straw Man: A response to the Global Campaign for Education report
November 10th, 2016
GCE has made the world a better place, but I would be remiss if I did not share my disappointment with their latest report: ‘Private Profit, Public Loss - why the push for low-fee private schools is throwing quality education off track’ (GCE, 2016).