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Occidental College Endowment Fund

Name: Occidental Endowment Fund

Assets Under Management: $592.8 Million (Source: Occidental College on 6/30/2011)

Annual Report: Occidental College June 30, 2011 and 2010

Portfolio Insights: “Occidental College (the “College” ) is an independent, co educational college of liberal arts and sciences, founded in 1887. Occidental College seeks to provide an education of high quality in the best tradition of the liberal arts, emphasizing thorough competence in a chosen field of study together with a broad understanding of our historical and cultural heritage and the relationships among fields of knowledge. The College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Investments are stated at fair value. The fair value of investments is based on quoted prices from national security exchanges, except for limited partnerships, mortgages, and venture capital which are based on information provided by external investment managers at the most recent valuation period date for the fiscal year-end. Real estate is stated at the lower of cost or fair value.” (Source)

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Top Occidental College Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) Occidental College is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the Western US. The college is located in north east Los Angeles with a student body of approximately 1,800. In accordance with the college’s endowment spending policy, a portion of the Pooled Endowment Fund is expended each year. Annual spending is generally less than the fund’s growth. Endowment spending is determined by the Board of Trustees. (Source)

2) Occidental College is seeking an experienced accounting professional to oversee certain accounting functions of the College including planning, implementation, control and training. (Source)

3) Jan 15, 2015 – Jonathan Veitch is the current president of Occidental College in Los Angeles. He started as president in 2009. Occidental is a private liberal arts college and was founded in 1887. Many famous people have attended Occidental, and the college has recently gained fame since President Barack Obama was a student there for two years. (Source)

4) Occidental College is deeply appreciative of our generous donors and recognizes the extraordinary support of members of our gift societies. Making an annual gift or gifts at one of the gift society levels outlined below allows you to play an important role in the financial health of Occidental and make a powerful statement about how much you value an Oxy education.

We invite you to help us maintain Occidental’s distinctive educational experience by making a  gift or gifts totaling $1,000 or more during this fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.  Your generosity will enable us to deliver a liberal arts education for the 21st century, providing resources for financial aid as well as instruction, research and study abroad opportunities, resources for our academic departments and programmatic initiatives, and for immediate needs across campus – from the purchase of the latest technology to campus maintenance.  Donors at these levels positively impact our students, faculty, and staff through their philanthropy. (Source)

5) Dec 5, 2013 – Occidental College professor Amy Lyford will present findings from her new book, Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930-1950 (University of California Press, 2013). Lyford’s previous publications include Surrealist Masculinities: Gender Anxiety and the Aesthetics of Post-World War I Reconstruction in France (University of California Press, 2007). As a scholar of photography, sculpture, and architecture, Lyford ranges widely across the twentieth century. She is currently pursuing several additional projects at the intersection of race, masculinity, and cultural production. Her presentation at Brown follows on the heels of a talk at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York. (Source)

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