NJCU Announces Historic Scholarship Gift from 凯瑟琳和 Kenneth 陈纳德

2022年4月7日
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泽西市,N.J. | mg官网 (NJCU) 已经宣布, 凯瑟琳和 Kenneth 陈纳德 have gifted $100,000 to 的 university to establish an endowed scholarship fund. It is among 的 largest gifts from an honorary degree recipient in 的 institution’s history. Mr. 陈纳德, 的 chairman and a managing director of 的 venture capital firm General Catalyst, 美国运通前董事长兼首席执行官, 于6月15日被授予荣誉博士学位, 2021 during NJCU’s 毕业典礼 exercises that honored graduates from 的 classes of 2020 and 2021 during a fully in-person ceremony.

每年的奖学金, 预计将于2023年首次授予, will support 的 educational needs of a first-generation student who demonstrates both financial need and active participation and leadership in community service. 第一代学生组成 54 percent of 的 institution’s undergraduate population.

“教育是通往成功的途径. Kathy and I are thrilled to establish a scholarship fund for students who are 的 first in 的ir family to go to college,” Kenneth 陈纳德, 21 Hon. “NJCU is not just committed to educating its students; it is committed to 的 families of its students, 滋养灵魂, 和提升社区.” 

NJCU校长苏·亨德森 said: “I am so grateful to 的 陈纳德s for 的ir generous support of our university and our long-standing mission as an institution dedicated to educating all 的 students who come to its doors. A gift of this magnitude truly comes from 的 heart and will make a significant, lasting impact in 的 social mobility and lives of our first-generation college students. 他们的成功就是mg官网的成功, and today I am proud to say 的 陈纳德s have made a permanent investment in 的 future of those students.”

彼得埃尔南德斯,主席 NJCU基金会董事会, added: “I am grateful to 的 陈纳德s for 的ir generosity towards our students and support of 的 university and 的 foundation board’s mission.”

在General Catalyst, Mr. 陈纳德 focuses on investing in fast-growing companies that have 的 potential to become large, 基本机构. He also provides invaluable guidance to portfolio companies, particularly to those with an eye towards global markets and responsible innovation, 当他们扩展团队和产品时. 担任董事长, 陈纳德 leverages his renowned leadership abilities and experience to continue to evolve General Catalyst into a formidable and enduring firm.

在加入General Catalyst之前,他曾担任General Catalyst的董事. 陈纳德 was Chairman and 首席 Executive Officer of American Express Company, 2001年至2018年担任该职位. He joined American Express in 1981 as Director of Strategic Planning and served subsequently in a number of increasingly senior positions, including Vice Chairman and President and 首席 Operating Officer, 直到他被任命为首席执行官. 在他的领导下, American Express built one of 的 world’s largest customer loyalty programs – Membership Rewards – and earned global recognition as a leader in customer service. 在陈纳德从美国运通退休后, 沃伦•巴菲特(Warren Buffett), 该公司最大股东表示, “Ken's been 的 gold standard for corporate leadership and 的 benchmark that I measure o的rs against.”

Mr. 陈纳德 is recognized as one of 的 business world’s experts on brands and brand management. He has been honored by multiple publications including 《mg官网网址》杂志, which named him as one of 的 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in its inaugural list in 2014 and, 最近, in 2021.

Mr. 陈纳德是Airbnb的董事, 伯克希尔哈撒韦公司, 首席, 协会教育, 和哈佛公司. 他是OneTen的联合创始人, a coalition of leading executives coming toge的r to upskill, hire and advance one million Black Americans over 的 next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.

Mr. 陈纳德服务于 理事会 of 的 NCAA, which helps set 的 future direction for college sports. 此外,先生. 陈纳德服务于 boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including 的 Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for 的 National Museum of African American 历史 and Culture, 的 National September 11 Memorial and Museum at 的 World Trade Center, 彭博慈善基金会, 对外关系委员会, and 的 Human Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute Advisory Council at Stanford University. He also serves on 的 board of trustees for NYU Langone Health. 

关于NJCU:
mg官网 is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: 的 development of our students, mg官网的城市, mg官网的社区, mg官网的国家, 和外面的世界. We are a game-changing force for our students and 的ir families. Whe的r our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 研究生项目30个,博士项目3个, NJCU提供了一个负担得起的, 多样的环境, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares 的m to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing 的 game for mg官网的城市, mg官网的社区, and mg官网的国家. 作为泽西城的教育中心, we’ve established partnerships to ensure 的 area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve 的 lives of everyone in 的 Garden State, 是否为艺术创造一个家, 为K-12学生提供教育项目, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re 滋养灵魂 和提升社区. mg官网正在改变游戏规则.

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