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October 22, 2020/News

Pursuit Announces $3 Million in Funding from Siegel to Tackle Systemic Issues Preventing Low-Income Americans from Accessing Training and Career Opportunities in Technology

The gift — the largest in Pursuit’s history — builds on Pursuit’s work to break down barriers to hiring and underinvestment in workforce training for diverse and low-income communities

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October 15, 2020/News

Event Recap: Katy Knight and Sal Khan on Infrastructure, the Digital Divide, and More

Executive Director Katy Knight appeared on Homeroom with Sal Khan to discuss key findings from our whitepaper on multidimensional infrastructure, her own personal career pathway into philanthropy, and more.

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October 7, 2020/News

Siegel Family Endowment launches new infrastructure framework to address urgent challenges facing American communities

Today Siegel Family Endowment, which provides support to organizations working at the intersections of learning, workforce, and infrastructure, releases a white paper detailing a new multidimensional infrastructure framework.

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September 24, 2020/News

Siegel Family Endowment Joins Feedback Labs’ Feedback Incentives Learning Group

Earlier this week, I joined Feedback Labs and a group of funders to launch the Feedback Incentives Learning Group, which is designed to help funders share critical findings and develop new processes for incorporating grantee and constituent voices and experiences to their grantmaking work.

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September 10, 2020/News

Event Recap: Panel on the Future of Learning at the Intersection of Technology and Design

What do architects, educators, and technologists have to teach one another about the future of learning? What do effective learning environments look like in a world that is highly technology-infused?

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September 3, 2020/News

The Center on Rural Innovation Announces Renewed, Expanded Funding from Siegel Family Endowment

The grant totals $2.8 million over the next three years, and targets programs and work that will help the organization scale its efforts to bring digital economy jobs to small town America and close the rural opportunity gap.

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July 30, 2020/News

July 2020 Newsletter: Context is Key

One of the core philosophies that I ask the members of our team to keep at the top of mind in all of our work is the belief that “context is key.” In order to be the most effective thought partners and grantmakers possible, we need to fully understand the conditions and circumstances under which our grantees do their work.

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July 2, 2020/News

Katy Knight Joins Pursuit’s Board of Directors

SFE’s Executive Director Katy Knight shares a statement on the long history and deep relationship between our organizations, and sets a clear vision for our continued collaboration.

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June 18, 2020/News

Event Recap: Unseen Opportunities for the Future of Work in Rural America

SFE’s Executive Director Katy Knight recently moderated a panel on the future of work in rural America at Jobs for the Future’s Horizons conference. Panelists included Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), Joshua Frazier-Sparks, Senior Manager at, and Neela Mollgaard, Executive Director of Launch Minnesota. The group discussed opportunities for leadership and innovation in workforce and economic development outside of metropolitan areas.

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May 28, 2020/News

Technology is a Force for Good: Notes from a Conversation Between David Siegel and Katy Knight

SFE Chairman and Founder David Siegel sat down with our Executive Director Katy Knight for a conversation on the power of technology as a force for good in shaping our society.

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May 21, 2020/News

Siegel’s Community-Driven Response to COVID-19

With our Chairman’s support, SFE recently executed a series of Community Grants to support organizations doing COVID-19 response work.

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