Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Date Founded



633 CLARK ST EVANSTON IL 60208-0001

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Hospitals & Patient Services
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Computer Software
Schools & Student Services

Company Description

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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Executives & Employees


Vice President & General Counsel

Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Dean, Feinberg School of Medicine

Vice Dean

Managing Director, Investments

Associate Vice President for Financial Operations & Treasurer

Executive Vice President

President Emeritus

Vice President for Administration

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at DSC Logistics, Inc.

Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

President Emeritus at Northwestern University

Professional at HHS Co.

Chief Executive Officer at Fast Heat, Inc.

Chief Scientific Officer at Array BioPharma Inc.

Associate Vice President & Executive Director of the Innovation & New Venture Office at Northwestern University

Columnist at Chicago Association of Direct Marketing Educational Foundatio

President at HSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Director at Northwestern University

Distinguished Alumni
Virginia M. Rometty is now President & Chief Executive Officer at International Business Machines Corporation
David A. Helfand is now Trustee, President & Chief Executive Officer at Equity Commonwealth
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Investment Manager

NGP Energy Capital Management LLC operates as an investment franchise in the natural resources sector. It specializes in investments in seed and start-ups, emerging growth, middle markets, later stage, growth capital buyouts, industry consolidation and recapitalization. The company was founded by Kenneth Alfredo Hersh and David Russell Albin in 1988 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

Investment Manager

Bridgewater Associates focuses on institutional portfolio management and consulting services in the global credit and currency markets. structures portfolios in a manner designed to produce consistent and uncorrelated returns. Bridgewater believes that building portfolios based on risk allocations is more effective than using capital allocations; and that investors should consider their strategic asset allocation (beta) separate from tactical moves (alpha). The firm believes investors can improve their portfolios' overall results by separately creating a well-diversified beta portfolio that is balanced against environmental biases and calibrated to one's targeted returns, and a well-diversified alpha portfolio that reduces systematic biases (and also calibrated to one's targeted returns). Bridgewater applies this approach to investing across the portfolios it manages. Bridgewater offers an active management strategy (\"Pure Alpha\"), a constrained active management strategy that invests in a subset of the markets in which Pure Alpha invests (\"Pure Alpha Major Markets\"), an asset allocation strategy (\"All Weather\"), and an investment strategy which applies its best understanding of how to combine All Weather with tailored active market views (\"Optimal Portfolio\").

Investment Manager

Summit Partners invests in growth companies across the world. The firm target companies in sectors such as technology, healthcare & life sciences and growth products & services. They provide financing from venture capital to growth equity to fixed income for recapitalizations, MBOs and all stages of capital requirements with an investment size of USD10 million to more than USD500 million. They consider both majority and minority positions.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #99
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #83
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400