Name: Emmanuel College
Assets Under Management: $178.7 Million (Source: Emmanuel College on 6/31/2014)
Annual Report: Emmanuel College Accounts For The Year Ended 31 July, 2014
Portfolio Insights: “Emmanuel College is one of the 31 autonomous, self-governing Colleges within the University of Cambridge. The College was founded in 1584. The College’s Charter established Emmanuel as a perpetual College of Sacred Theology, Science, Philosophy and good arts in the University of Cambridge.
The College’s endowment is invested primarily in commercial property, agricultural land and equities. An agent is retained to manage the investment property portfolio and the equity investments are divided between a number of managers with both active and passive management strategies being employed.” (Source)
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Top Emmanuel College Endowment Fund Headlines:
1) Emmanuel College has been included in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2011” list. The school, based in Franklin Springs, Ga., is mentioned as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the South, ranking alongside larger schools including Newberry University, Mars Hill College and Southeastern University.
“We are thrilled to be noted among the top colleges in the South for racial diversity,” said Wendy Vinson, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing at Emmanuel College. “Emmanuel has much to offer all students seeking a Christ-centered education, including a diverse student body.”
One of Emmanuel’s goals is to increase student diversity by two percent, said Vinson. The school currently has 770 students with 19 percent ethnic diversity. (Source)
2) Sister Janet Eisner, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, is the nation’s longest-serving woman college president currently in office. Since her inauguration in 1979, she has led Emmanuel through a time of exceptional innovation, achievement and growth. She provided the founding vision for the Colleges of the Fenway collaboration; she forged a partnership that brought Merck Research Laboratories to campus; and in 2000 she led Emmanuel’s transition from an all-women’s college to a thriving coeducational institution. Over the past decade, applications to Emmanuel have increased eleven-fold, enrollment has tripled and the campus has been transformed by the building of the Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center and the Jean Yawkey Student Center. (Source)
3) Emmanuel College is a values-based community that fosters a free exchange of ideas in which all questions-including those touching on faith, ethics and values-are discussed openly and vibrantly.
A strong sense of community allows students to connect easily with each other and faculty mentors, forming enduring relationships that enhance learning. An Emmanuel College education challenges students to become leaders and professionals who are critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and engaged members of the local community and global society. (Source)
4) To educate students in a dynamic learning community rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and shaped by strong ethical values, a commitment to social justice and service, the Catholic intellectual tradition and the global mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Emmanuel will be widely esteemed as the college in the heart of Boston that leads the nation in combining an extraordinary liberal arts and sciences education in the Catholic intellectual tradition with a commitment to strong relationships, ethical values and service to others. Students will choose Emmanuel as the place to develop in every respect while preparing for lives of leadership, professional achievement, global engagement and profound purpose. (Source)
5) Emmanuel College is celebrating 95 years and the success of the Growing Forward campaign. Over the past five years, Emmanuel College has raised more than $ 13.9 million in cash and over $4 million in gifts-in-kind. Significant efforts to improve the campus have been made by expanding academic and athletic programs, building new residence and athletic facilities, and improving the quality of campus life for each student. (Source)