Campus Compact Receives $150,000 Grant from KPMG Foundation

Three-year commitment will provide continued funding for recognition of
engaged student and faculty leaders

Boston, MA – Campus Compact, a coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents committed to educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities, has secured funding through 2018 from the KPMG Foundation. This $50,000 per year grant will be used to support the Compact’s work in recognizing civically engaged students and faculty leaders through the Newman Civic Fellows Award and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.  

“These leaders exemplify the role higher education plays in building a better world, and Campus Compact is pleased to celebrate their work and call national attention to it,” said Dr. Andrew Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact. “The support of the KPMG Foundation enables us to continue to expand our efforts to recognize faculty and student excellence in civic and community engagement.”

“The KPMG Foundation strongly believes in the role higher education institutions play in community service and development,” said Bernard Milano, President, KPMG Foundation. “Since our main focus is business higher education, the Foundation recognizes those being prepared for the workplace must understand the need to help improve the communities in which they live and work.”

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award is given annually to recognize one senior faculty member for exemplary leadership in advancing civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good.

Each year, the Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, these Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.

“We are very grateful for this continued investment in these valuable programs by the KPMG Foundation,” remarked Seligsohn.  “Campus Compact is fortunate to have had such a strong relationship with the KPMG Foundation for the past 18 years, and we look forward to our continued work together.”

About Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum. Learn more at www.Compact.org

About KPMG Foundation
The KPMG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation. The Foundation operates on donations from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm.  For fiscal year 2014, KPMG donated over $6.2 million to the Foundation. Through the KPMG Foundation, the firm has spent over 45 years supporting and developing programs to enhance business education. (www.kpmgfoundation.org). 

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