Carnegie Corp. of New York

Carnegie Corp. of New York

Carnegie Corp. of New York

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Company Description

Andrew Carnegie envisioned Carnegie Corporation as a foundation that would “promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” In keeping with this mandate, our work incorporates an affirmation of our historic role as an education foundation but also honors Andrew Carnegie's passion for international peace and the health of our democracy. While Mr. Carnegie’s primary aim was to benefit the people of the United States, he later determined to use a portion of the funds for members of the British overseas Commonwealth. Currently, this area of our grantmaking focuses on selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Real and permanent good in this world Mr. Carnegie dedicated his foundation to the goal of doing “real and permanent good in this world” and deemed that its efforts should create “ladders on which the aspiring can rise.” In our current-day grantmaking we continue to carry out this mission through programs and initiatives that address today’s problems by drawing on the best ideas and cutting-edge strategies that draw strength from deep knowledge and scholarship. History guides us and the present informs us, but our work looks always toward the future. In perpetuity Mr. Carnegie served as the Corporation’s first president. His intention, clearly spelled out in his Deed of Gift, was for the foundation to carry out its philanthropic work in perpetuity, so that “even after I pass away the [wealth] that came to me to administer as a sacred trust for the good of my fellow men is to continue to benefit humanity for generations untold…” Responding to changing needs At the time of its creation, Andrew Carnegie’s vision for the work of the Corporation was unique in that he understood that as the decades passed, the issues of his day would be incorporated into or supplanted by concerns that more immediately affected future generations. Planning for that certainty, he wrote, “Conditions upon the [earth] inevitably change; hence, no wise man will bind Trustees forever to certain paths, causes or institutions.” Therefore, he gave his trustees “…full authority to change policies or causes hitherto aided, from time to time, when this, in their opinion, has become necessary or desirable. They shall best conform to my wishes by using their own judgment.” Scientific philanthropy Through nearly one hundred years of grantmaking, the Corporation has applied what Andrew Carnegie called the principles of “scientific philanthropy” to changing times while always working in harmony with the historical mission and legacy of the foundation. Our unremitting efforts remain focused on the two issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace and the advancement of education and knowledge.

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Executives & Employees

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Chief Communications & Digital Strategies Officer

Director of Investments

Associate Corporate Secretary & Director, Grants Management

Director, Investments

Program Director, International Peace & Security, International Program

Program Director, US Democracy & Special Opportunities Fund, National Program

Director of Investments (Real Assets)

Vice President International Program Director, Russia & Eurasia

Board of Trustees

President at Carnegie Corp. of New York

President at Georgetown University

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University - College of Engineering

Co-Founder at Just The Beginning Foundation

Former Ambassador to Japan at United States Department of State

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Fiduciary Trust Co. International

Managing Editor at Public Broadcasting Services

Writer at

Vice-Chancellor at University of Oxford

President at National Academy of Sciences

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Advisors & Consultants
Investment Advisor

Southeastern Asset Management uses a value-oriented, long-term, bottom-up stock selection process. Research is driven internally by the firm's global investment team. The firm seeks to achieve superior long-term performance by acquiring equity securities of financially strong, well-managed companies run by capable management teams, at market prices significantly below their assessment of their business value. Southeastern sells stocks when they approach their appraisal. They consider companies of all sizes, although most of their assets are invested in mid-size and larger companies. Southeastern Asset Management is an activist firm. The firm focuses on securities of companies believed to have unrecognized intrinsic value and the potential to grow.

Investment Advisor

Bares Capital Management manages client accounts in long-only concentrated small-cap and mid/large-cap equity strategies. In these strategies, they primarily invest in the equity of publicly-traded US companies. US. Bares Capital's typical client in these strategies utilizes a number of other managers that specialize in investment strategies that differ from the firm's strategies. This diversification at the manager level alleviates Bares Capital from the need for a diversified portfolio in the traditional definition and allows them to remain invested in 8-12 of their best investment ideas in each small-cap and mid/large-cap portfolio. The firm identifies candidates for investment using fundamental research. They consider the financial condition of the candidate as well as qualitative factors relevant to the future performance of the candidate. The firm's qualitative research focuses on the competitive aspects of the business under consideration and an evaluation of management capability. On occasion, investments may include the debt of publicly traded companies, mutual funds and ETFs.

Investment Advisor

Asset Value Investors (AVI) is an employee owned asset management company. Our primary goal is to achieve the long-term growth of our client's capital through the management of a global stock portfolio. We strive to be a premier investment firm providing consistently superior performance by identifying valuation anomalies and focusing on investing where the market price does not reflect the estimated intrinsic value. Our distinct value oriented and low risk investment approach, which has been in place for nearly 25 years, is to find undiscovered value among high quality assets. AVI - investment philosophy Buy companies on substantial discounts to net asset value investment holding companies on wide discounts companies with a strong balance sheet and good quality of underlying assets seek anomalies under-researched situations situations where the underlying assets are not recognized or are misunderstood by the market As at 31 December 2012 Funds under management total over £1.4 billion ($2.2 billion).


Chief Investment Officer at Yale University


Former Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA


Faculty Member at Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons

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