Merck Partners with America’s Largest HBCU to Launch Collaborative Biotechnology Learning Center

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Merck has partnered with North Carolina A&T State University, the largest historically Black college and university (HBCU) in the U.S., to establish the Merck Biotechnology Learning Center. This HBCU collaboration aims to enhance biotechnology education and career training for students, fostering talent for Merck and the broader biotechnology industry. The 4,025-square-foot facility near Merck’s manufacturing…

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Grantchester Growth supports HBCU’s and increasing donor engagement


Grantchester Growth is a private equity philanthropy firm that has chosen to work with Universities and Colleges to engage new alumni support. We have chosen to work with HBCU’s among our alumni engagement group because HBCU’s have been historically underfunded for decades, says Liz Griggs, Grantchester Group Managing Partner. We believe that education is the backbone of…

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Behind the higher education donor giving crash

What is really behind the higher education donor-giving crash? The great donor-giving crash, like all recent bubbles that have burst, is complicated. While it was exacerbated by the pandemic, the root causes go back to decisions made years ago. Here are three factors that I believe contributed to the crash. The giving rate across higher…

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Grantchester Growth Launches Private Equity25

SAN DIEGO, Calif—January 2023— Grantchester Growth is an investment platform and financial services company specializing in launching diverse emerging fund managers in specialty funds, announced its groundbreaking initiative Equity25, an investment network for university and university endowments. Grantchester Growth and Equity25 was established by the private equity firm, Grantchester Group. Liz Griggs (CEO and Founder)…

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