Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Date Founded



303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611, US

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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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Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President & General Counsel

Provost & Professor of History & African American Studies

Associate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Vice Dean

Managing Director, Investments

President Emeritus

Distinguished Alumni
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NGP Energy Capital Management LLC operates as a private equity firm in the natural resources industry. It considers investment in companies specializing in the oil and gas acquisitions and exploitation; oil and gas development drilling; midstream acquisitions and development opportunities; and oil and gas minerals and royalties. The company was founded by Kenneth Alfredo Hersh and David Russell Albin in 1988 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Summit Partners invests in growth companies across the globe. The firm target companies in technology, healthcare & life sciences and growth products & services sectors. 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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Northwestern Memorial Hospital Hospitals & Patient Services | Chicago, IL

Northwestern Memorial is an academic medical center hospital where the patient comes first. We are an organization of caregivers who aspire to consistently high standards of quality, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction. We seek to improve the health of the communities we serve by delivering a broad range of services with sensitivity to the individual needs of our patients and their families. We are bonded in an essential academic and service relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The quality of our services is enhanced through their integration with education and research in an environment that encourages excellence of practice, critical inquiry and learning.

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