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Company Overview of Lumina Foundation for Education

Company Overview

Lumina Foundation for Education offers grants for research, innovation, communication, evaluation, and education policy and leadership development focusing on postsecondary education. It also conducts research, publishes reports, organizes conferences, and provides grants to educational institutions and non-profit organizations for innovative programs. The foundation was formerly known as USA Group Foundation and changed its name to Lumina Foundation for Education in February, 2001. Lumina Foundation for Education was founded in 2000 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

30 South Meridian Street

Suite 700

Indianapolis, IN 46204-3503

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Lumina Foundation for Education

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Vice President for Grantmaking
Vice President for Policy and Strategy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lumina Foundation for Education Key Developments

InnoCentive, Inc. and Lumina Foundation for Education Launch Open Innovation Partnership to Increase Postsecondary Degree Attainment in America

InnoCentive, Inc. announced collaboration with Lumina Foundation for Education designed to uncover new ways to catalyze systemic changes in higher education. Working together, the two organizations hope to explore novel approaches so millions of Americans can access and earn high quality college degrees, certificates and credentials. As part of this collaborative alliance, InnoCentive and Lumina have launched a dedicated Pavilion located on which serves as the premier online destination for open innovation Challenges focused on solving some of the most pressing problems affecting postsecondary attainment in America. By crowdsourcing these education problems to a global community of more than 285,000 diverse problem solvers, Lumina Foundation seeks to leverage innovative new methods and harness the world's creative talent to achieve its goal of increasing postsecondary degree attainment in America. Many factors are contributing to the need to increase attainment, including the increasing complexity of society, the growing role that information and information technology play in people's lives, and the fact that people from different countries and cultures live and work together more than ever. The U.S.--like the rest of the world--is becoming a knowledge society, not just a knowledge economy.

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