MPK&D is proud to have partnered with United Philanthropy Forum in developing the organization’s new name and branding which was unveiled yesterday at the Forum’s national conference in San Francisco. The largest network serving philanthropy in the country, United Philanthropy Forum is truly a network for the common good. More details on the new branding can be found here.
MPK&D Client MSU Texas Announces First Gift to Boundless Opportunities Campaign
Midwestern State University has announced the first gift to its $50 million Campaign for MSU Texas. A three-year grant from the Priddy Foundation will provide full tuition and residential funding for 30 first generation college students at MSU Texas. More details on the gift and campaign for this MPK&D client can be found on the MSU website.
March 23, 2017
MPK&D Partners is pleased to announce that senior consultant Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., president emerita of Alverno College, has been named interim president of Seton Hall University. Mary will be the first woman president in the history of Seton Hall. She will take a leave of absence from MPK&D during her tenure, which begins April 11.
November 2016: MPK&D client Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas began plans for an historic comprehensive campaign with full campus and community engagement. MSU President Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D. kicked off the campaign with six open forums, donor input and visits to Houston and Austin to gather ideas and feedback. Videos and media coverage can be found online at the Times Record News and Texoma’s Home Page.
MPK&D founding partner Kent Chabotar was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Scott Carlson about innovation in higher education in a September 16, 2016, article. Titled “Innovation — Everyone Says It’s the Answer, but Is It What Colleges Need?” Chabotar is quoted in the article, where Carlson discusses the “innovation conversation.” Read the full article (premium subscription required) at The Chronicle.
Daniel Carey, Ph.D., has been named to a new Sponsors Council for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation.
The Sponsors Council works directly with the eight sponsored educational institutions of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, which include: Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, Minn.; Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, Wis.; Dominican University and Trinity High School, River Forest, Ill.; Edgewood Campus School, Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, and Edgewood College, Madison, Wis.; and Queen of Peace High School, Burbank, Ill.
The Sponsors Council supports the mission of the educational institutions through exercising authority delegated by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, as well as provides leadership and resources to the schools. Its mission is rooted in the discipline of study integrated with prayer, community and service of justice, which are the four pillars of the Dominican tradition. These four pillars provide the bedrock for a Sinsinawa Dominican education.
The full press release can be found at sinsinawa-carey.
MPK&D Founding Partner Mary Pat Seurkamp was interviewed by Catholic News Service about election promises for “debt free” education. Seurkamp was interviewed while in her role at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), an interim post she held during the summer of 2016. View the full article:
MPK&D Partners is pleased to share great news from Baltimore client Mercy High School as they announced today a $1 million donation from Baltimore philanthropist Mary Catherine Bunting to begin implementation of the International Baccalaureate Programme and to strengthen faculty and staff compensation.
“MPK&D is proud to partner with Mercy’s talented leadership team as they shape a bold and visionary strategic and campaign plan!” said Patricia A. Bosse, senior executive for fundraising and marketing communications and a founding partner at MPK&D.
Mercy High School, a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12, educates young women in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
Madison, Wis. (March 11, 2016) – President Emeritus Dan Carey will be recognized for his outstanding service in two separate awards, given by two esteemed organizations.
Dr. Carey, who served as President of Edgewood College from 2004–2014, will receive the Lumen Vitae (Light of Life) award, presented by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kan. The Abbey is the sponsoring community of Benedictine College in Atchison. The award will be presented on April 16, 2016, at a Mass and dinner at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.
Dr. Carey served as President of Benedictine College from 1995–2004.
“The monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey are excited to honor Benedictine College past President Dr. Dan Carey and his wife Terri with the Lumen Vitae,” Abbot James Albers, OSB, said. “Their exemplary service and leadership were instrumental in the growth of the college; they truly exemplify our Benedictine values of prayer and work.”
“Dan and Terri have made a positive difference in the lives of countless students and leaders in higher education,” said Dr. Scott Flanagan, President of Edgewood College. “This recognition is certainly well-deserved!”
Dr. Carey will also receive the 2016 Honored Alumni Award from the University of Northern Colorado. Since 1947 the University of Northern Colorado has honored outstanding alumni whose service and achievements “embody the University’s tradition of excellence.” Dr. Carey holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University. The award event is scheduled for April 2, 2016, on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado.
CBE and MPK&D Launch the Higher Education Assessment Platform
The Center for Board Excellence (CBE), a leading provider of governance solutions, and MPK&D Partners, noted higher education consulting experts, announced today a unique partnership for comprehensive board evaluation and leadership consulting services to higher education. CBE and MPK&D have developed a portfolio of leadership and board assessment products and solutions designed specifically to address critical issues affecting governance in higher education today. Read more …