Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations

COMMON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.common.org/edufound.htm

Mission Statement

The mission of the COMMON Education Foundation, in conjunction with IBM Academic Initiative for Power Systems, is to expand and enhance midrange education in colleges and universities. To do so, we foster the development and growth of future IT professionals who will manage and support the computing systems of tomorrow as well as provide training to those preparing to enter the information technology field and to educators who provide the learning experience.


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ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

Source: Form 990N

Michelle August

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EIN

36-7234482

 Number

4635407641

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

THE FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS ENABLING THEM TO ATTEND THE COMMON A USERS GROUP CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

20750.00

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Operations

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COMMON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Michelle August

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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