Minds Matter News

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Winter 2022

By MindsMatter | February 11, 2022

  Dear Minds Matter supporters, As we settle into 2022, we’re thrilled to bring you some exciting news! We just announced the hiring of our new Chief Executive Officer at Minds Matter National, Patrick A. Corvington. Mr. Corvington brings over 20 years of nonprofit and educational experience from esteemed global and national nonprofits like Habitat…

The New York Times Recognizes Minds Matter!

By MindsMatter | December 20, 2021

December 13, 2021 New York, NY We are pleased to announce that Minds Matter was mentioned as a nonprofit organization of choice to support in The New York Times’ annual Gift Giving Guide, published on Monday, December 13, 2021. In the piece, columnists Gail Collins and Bret Stephens, whose wife is a past NYC chapter volunteer, remark…

Minds Matter National Announces Appointment of Adaku Nwachukwuto to Board of Directors

By MindsMatter | December 15, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Adaku joins our prestigious Board with unanimous approval November 15, 2021 New York, NY Minds Matter today voted to approve the addition of Adaku Nwachukwu to its National Board of Directors. Following her appointment, the Board is now comprised of 17 members located in many of the cities we…

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Fall 2021

By MindsMatter | August 23, 2021

  Dear Minds Matter Stakeholders: Hope this letter finds you enjoying a fun and relaxing summer.   Ours was quite productive and exciting — full of new initiatives, summer programming, and preparation for our 2021 graduates (and even some 2020 graduates) anxiously readying for that first step on their new college campuses!   Thanks for…

Minds Matter is seeking a Chief Executive Officer

By MindsMatter | August 22, 2021

In this role, the CEO will advance the organization’s achievement of exceptional outcomes by inspiring Chapter collaboration while empowering staff and volunteers alike. This leader will need to be operationally-oriented and be willing to both manage the daily responsibilities that keep the organization running while also being a key voice in setting and executing upon…

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Spring 2021

By MindsMatter | August 10, 2021

  Dear Stakeholders: As first quarter of 2021 closes, this time of year is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking here at Minds Matter. Right now, our high school seniors across the country await in hopeful anticipation for those final college decisions. It’s a three-year journey on which we have walked with them. In the meantime, let’s…

World Series of Poker Finalist Pledges Support for Minds Matter

By MindsMatter | December 21, 2020

Minds Matter National congratulates Gershon Distenfeld on qualifying for the final round of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to take place later this month. Mr. Distenfeld, a long-time supporter of Minds Matter and its commitment to advancing educational equity, has pledged to donate 100% of his tournament winnings to charity. “Congratulations, Gershon, and best…

Minds Matter Continues its Unprecedented Success with a New Mission Statement

By MindsMatter | November 25, 2020

Core of 100% successful program stays the same with new clarity and refinement of purpose November 30, 2020 New York, NY Since its inception in 1991, Minds Matter has been dedicated to transforming the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. The results…

May 2019 Newsletter

By MindsMatter | May 20, 2019

  Celebration Coast to Coast!  Spring brings college acceptance letters, volunteer recruitment season and celebratory fundraisers that support our work! Graduation is right around the corner and we’re so excited to send nearly 300 scholars off to over 100 different colleges across the nation. Congratulations Minds Matter Class of 2019! Minds Matter Los Angeles Attends College Signing Day! Last summer,…

A Letter To Our Minds Matter Students

By MindsMatter | March 16, 2019

As you gather for your Saturday sessions today across the country, we want you to know something. We Believe in You Today, More than Ever. Because We Believe Minds Matter. If there is anything this past week’s events around the college bribery scandal proved to us is just how important our volunteer work at Minds…