President’s Message

After the Verdict: Dismantling Racism

Reflecting on the Derek Chauvin Trial and Building a New Future Yesterday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges in the killing of George Floyd. For me, as for many of us, the feeling of relief—that justice has been served—was intense. Overwhelming Read more >

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

  Dear colleagues and friends, We are only a few weeks into the new year and, despite the odds, we are feeling decidedly hopeful. Positively so. Our civic institutions, state, and country are taking action to turn back the divisive, unjust, and inhumane Read more >

This Challenging Time is the Right Time to Innovate in Higher Education

A new business model for higher education is inevitable. Let’s take advantage of this moment to transform our system for the better—for sustainability, equity, and student success. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended colleges and universities across the country, but this crisis may also Read more >

Standing Together for a Just and Inclusive California

  A pledge from California philanthropic organizations: The COVID–19 public health and economic crisis and the murders of Black Americans by police, have laid bare the deep inequities across our state. We need bold steps to ensure a future based on economic inclusion, Read more >

We Stand Against Racism

Today, our hearts are filled with grief and anger for the loss of too many black Americans and other people of color. Our thoughts are occupied by the deep-seated racial injustice that continues to permeate our society. We cannot let this pervasive racism Read more >

College Futures on COVID-19 Response – Message to Partners

Dear partners, colleagues, and friends, We are thinking of you all during this challenging time. The rapidly shifting COVID-19 environment underscores the importance of the work you are doing to support students, families, and communities who would benefit most from college opportunity and Read more >