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Mount Allison University Receives Grant to Establish Johnson Scholarship Foundation Pathways Program

Friday, November 23, 2018

Through its award-winning Meighen Centre, Mount Allison University is establishing the Johnson Scholarship Foundation Pathways Program to better assist students with disabilities and prepare them for career paths following university. Read More



 

Corwin, Miller Join JSF Board of Directors

Friday, November 02, 2018

Nonprofit executive Bill Corwin and financial analyst Mike Miller, CFA, ICD.D, have been named to the Board of Directors of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Read More



 

Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Emergent Learning

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This week I am attending the three-day biennial conference of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC). We learned of this organization when it republished a blog post that I had written for the Center for Effective Philanthropy on the Foundation’s efforts to communicate with grantees. Read More



 

Donation completes Heritage University effort to create a $1.5 million scholarship endowment for Native American students

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Toppenish, Wash. – A major gift to Heritage University has allowed it to reach its goal of creating a $1.5 million endowment for Native American student scholarships. The university has received a $650,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; it will be combined with matching funds from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) and other private donors to create the endowment which supports scholarships for Indigenous students studying business or entrepreneurship. Read More



 

Spending Time with Grantees

Monday, July 23, 2018

I recently visited with Sue Gillespie, CEO of Pathways to Education, and her team in Toronto. We are in the midst of a five-year grant agreement with Pathways, which is unfolding as we had hoped. Pathways asked for the meeting so that it could give us an update and discuss some longer term strategic issues that it is facing.  Read More



 

Moving Foundation Communications Past Raising Awareness

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This post originally appeared on the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) blog Read More



 

Graduation Season is Here

Monday, May 21, 2018

There is something quite magical about this time of year. The academic regalia, the congratulatory hugs, the encouraging speeches and the familiar chords of “Pomp and Circumstance” all signal a time of transition and new beginnings. Read More



 

The Value of Mentoring

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Check out www.mentoring.org, the website of MENTOR, a national non-profit organization devoted to increasing the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people. It makes the case for mentoring
as follows: Read More



 

So, this is Christmas (and what have you done?)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

John Lennon’s carol has become a Christmas standard. As the end of the year approaches, it hauntingly asks us what we have done to make the world a better place. It has universal appeal because it speaks to our highest aspirations.   Read More



 

Affirmation

Monday, December 04, 2017

We recently celebrated national Native American Heritage Month in November, and it offered us another opportunity to reflect upon the Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s mission to Indigenous People and its strategy to execute it.  Read More



 

JSF Shares Grantee Perception Report

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is pleased to share the results of its 2017 Grantee Perception Report, prepared by the Center for Effective Philanthropy. Click here to view the report.  Read More



 

A Good Partnership

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The cover of this month’s Report is from our June meeting in Tampa of the partners of the Johnson Scholarship for students with disabilities in the Florida State University System. This annual meeting is convened by the Foundation and attended by representatives of each of the state universities and the Board of Governors’ Office. The Foundation was well represented, as you can see from the photo.  Read More



 

Concentrating Focus for Results

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Foundation stresses the importance of adhering to a strategy to achieve results. We concentrate on education for disadvantaged people so that they may obtain better employment and a better life.  Read More



 

The Fading American Dream

Friday, May 19, 2017

Raj Chetty is a professor of economics at Stanford University and has been recognized by the American Economic Association as the best American economist under age 40. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?  Read More



 

Have Faith (and Keep Going)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Whenever I am tempted to feel blue or pessimistic about JSF’s effectiveness all I have to do is listen to our peers, which I had the opportunity to do last week at The Center of Effective Philanthropy (CEP) Biannual Conference in Boston.  Read More