Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Episode 24: Mark Roosevelt & the philanthropy of higher education

October 20, 2021 Season 3 Episode 4
Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Episode 24: Mark Roosevelt & the philanthropy of higher education
Show Notes

Today Jeremy speaks with Mark Roosevelt about what a genuine liberal arts education looks like, how it contributes to a healthy civil society, and how philanthropy can be deployed to make college more or less affordable again.

Mark Roosevelt is the president of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After running for governor of Massachusetts as the Democratic nominee in 1994, Mark turned his attention toward education and served in various roles over the years before becoming president of St. John's College in 2016. Another interesting fact, Mark is the great-grandson of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

Jeremy and Mark discuss the unique structure of St. John's College's philanthropy-centered tuition model. What that means and how it's deployed. The college's distinct curriculum and the relationships that exist or don't exist between certain kinds of educational models and principles and outcomes with respect to civil society. 

As you prepare your upcoming Giving Tuesday and yearend digital campaigns, take a listen to this conversation with American Philanthropic's Carmen Natschke. During this practicalities segment, Carmen shares the three essential components of a yearend digital campaign.

If you want to participate in the 2021 Performance Fundraising Survey that Jeremy mentioned at the end of the podcast, click here. By joining this survey, you will receive a free digital copy of the final report and be entered into a drawing with prizes ranging $100-$3,000 in value. The survey closes October 31—participate before it is too late!

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