Enlight Foundation Provides $3M Gift to Presidio Graduate School

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Published 5.23.16

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2015 – Presidio Graduate School has received the largest donation in its 13-year history, a $3,000,000 grant from the Palo Alto-based Enlight Foundation.

“We are both honored and delighted to have the Enlight Foundation as a partner in PGS’s growth,” said William Shutkin, PGS’s President, and CEO. “The foundation and its president, Xin Liu, are as committed as we are to educating world-class leaders prepared to change the world, and to advancing the emerging field of sustainable management. Like PGS, the Enlight Foundation knows what it means to be a small organization with an outsized impact. The gift is catalytic for us, allowing us to spread our wings a bit organizationally and internationally over the next several years.”

The gift will provide $1M in the first year, then $500,000 for each of following four years, to be directed to scholarships, faculty and program infrastructure, with an additional amount in year 1 to support PGS’s new online program, to be launched later in 2016.

For more information about the Enlight Foundation gift, please contact our Director of Development, at 415.561.6555 or development@presidio.edu

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About Presidio Graduate School: Founded in 2003, PGS educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree and professional development programs in Sustainable Management, and a flexible, affordable hybrid residency model, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries, and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. PGS has been ranked the #1 sustainable business school in the world two years in a row (2013, 2014) by Net Impact. In 2015, The New York Times called PGS the best business school to attend “if you want to change the world.

About Enlight Foundation: Enlight Foundation works on creating equal educational opportunities for children in developing countries, grooming social entrepreneurs and change makers among youth globally, and supporting action driven research projects to advance education in developing countries, especially in China.

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