Supporting Educational Institutions
Mike Bloomberg is committed to improving education across the U.S. – he has long supported educational institutions that have a special importance to him and make a real impact in their communities.
Strengthening America’s education system – at all levels – is good for students, communities, and the economy.
Mike Bloomberg’s special commitment to Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater, has been transformative, supporting scientific research and providing financial aid for students from low- and middle-income families. Since his first donation of $5 in 1964, Mike Bloomberg’s total giving to the university has reached more than $3.3 billion.
For decades, the Museum of Science in Boston has guided visitors through the natural and engineered worlds. In October 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 million gift to the Museum to support and name the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center in honor of Mike Bloomberg’s and Marjorie Tiven’s parents.
In 2011, Cornell Tech won Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s administration’s Applied Sciences Competition, receiving land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million in city capital to build a new tech campus and spur technological innovation and growth across the city. In September 2017, it opened the campus’s initial phase, the first ever built for the digital age.
As part of the Greenwood Initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies made a $100 million commitment to the four historically Black medical schools in the United States to increase the number of Black doctors by reducing their debt burden. This funding will allow the four schools – Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, CA – to provide up to $100,000 in debt relief to students currently enrolled and receiving financial aid.
The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service is named for Mike Bloomberg’s daughter and mother who both earned degrees from NYU in 2010 and 1929, respectively. The Fellows Program will launch in the 2021-2022 academic year to help ensure that the most dedicated and innovative future leaders have access to and robust training for careers in public service.
The Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity at Princeton University will bring together the University’s nation-leading initiatives in college access and opportunity, serve as a hub for research and innovation in the field of college access and success, and inform and strengthen similar efforts at colleges and universities across the country.
The Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University will strengthen the capabilities of mayors and their teams, advance effective organizational practices in city halls around the world, support a new generation of public servants as they encounter unprecedented challenges in the years to come, and produce new research and instructional materials that will help city leaders. The center will include 10 faculty positions named for Mike Bloomberg’s daughter Emma, a graduate of both Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, for scholars or experts focused on city problem solving.
Top photo: Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.