JKCF Vice President to Become President of Gateway to College National Network

LANSDOWNE, VA – After a decade at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Vice President of Programs Emily Froimson is leaving to serve as president of the Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN).

Ms. Froimson will lead the organization as it diversifies its revenue, extends its impact in education policy and research, and expands educational opportunities and pathways for high school dropouts and underprepared college students. Ms. Froimson will be GtCNN’s external spokesperson and will work to raise the organization’s national profile in the education world.

“The Cooke Foundation has benefitted enormously from Emily’s ten years of service,” said Executive Director Harold O. Levy. “While we are sorry to lose such a talented and dedicated leader, we are excited for her and wish her the very best in this new endeavor.”

Among other accomplishments during her tenure at the foundation, Ms. Froimson oversaw the program strategy and development of multiple grant, scholarship, and direct service programs. These developed pipelines of talented, low-income students from elementary school through college and created opportunities for community college students to transfer to and graduate from the nation’s best four-year institutions. She implemented and managed the Community College Transfer Initiative, which worked to foster partnerships between two-year and four-year colleges in order to increase access to highly selective institutions for outstanding, lower-income community college transfer students. She also co-lead the incubation and national replication of the National College Advising Corps.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. By offering the largest scholarships in the country, in-depth academic counseling and other direct services, the Foundation seeks to help high-performing, low-income students to develop their talents and excel educationally. In addition to providing students both counseling and financial support from middle school to graduate school, the Foundation provides grants for noteworthy and innovative initiatives that support high-performing, low-income students. Founded in 2000, the Foundation has awarded over $130 million in scholarships to almost 1,900 students and over $80 million in grants. www.jkcf.org