Minds Matter News

Minds Matter Seattle to Graduate its First Class of Seniors

By MM National | April 6, 2016

New York, NY – April 6, 2016 – This June, Minds Matter Seattle will graduate its first class of students, many of whom have already received acceptance letters to prestigious universities. One student has been accepted to Princeton University, securing a loan-free financial aid package. Other students have been accepted to New York University, UCLA,…

Minds Matter Adds Thirteenth Chapter in Detroit

By MM National | April 4, 2016

New York, NY – April 4, 2016 — Minds Matter, a national non-profit organization serving accomplished high school students from low-income families, approved the addition of a 13th chapter in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit chapter will begin serving students in Fall 2016 and received a generous grant for seed funding from The Taubman Foundation. The…

Minds Matter Washington D.C. Sends Students to Prestigious Summer Programs  

By MM National | March 30, 2016

New York, NY – March 30, 2016 – Minds Matter Washington, D.C. is sending its first class of students to summer programs this year. Several students have already gained acceptance to prestigious programs at Harvard Medical School via the National Student Leadership Conference, Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. Minds Matter is an intensive three-year academic and…

Minds Matter Selected as 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2016 U.S. Beneficiary

By MM National | March 3, 2016

15th Annual Gala to be held November 9, 2016 in New York City New York, NY – March 3, 2016 – 100 Women in Hedge Funds today announces Minds Matter National, Inc. as the beneficiary of its U.S. philanthropic activities in 2016, including the 15th Annual Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street to be held on…

Minds Matter Interviewed for Nonprofit Voice

By MM National | January 9, 2016

Minds Matter’s Executive Director Ellen Magnis spoke with 103.9’s The Nonprofit Voice about Minds Matter and her own experiences as a first-generation college graduate. We were honored for the opportunity to highlight the important work that Minds Matter is doing to serve accomplished students from low-income families. Click to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of…

Huffington Post: Grow, Grow

By MM National | December 3, 2015

This piece was written by Executive Director Ellen Magnis for Huffington Post During this season of gratitude, I have been thinking about those who have helped shape my life in significant ways. I have had the benefit of many wise teachers. When I think back to my teenage years to some of my earliest mentors,…

Huffington Post: Opportunity Doesn’t Knock for All

By MM National | September 26, 2015

This piece was written by Executive Director Ellen Magnis for Huffington Post My son, Nick, is a college freshman, and he is embracing this opportunity with gusto. He, like so many young adults, is thoughtful, open to ideas and cares deeply about making a difference in the world. The norm and expectation established early in…

Ellen Magnis Joins Minds Matter as New Executive Director

By MM National | September 1, 2015

New York, NY – September 1, 2015 — Ellen Magnis will take the helm at Minds Matter as the organization’s new Executive Director in the national office beginning in late September 2015. Magnis joins Minds Matter after an almost eight year tenure at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC). Magnis, who was second in charge…