ECMC Foundation names Steve Bumbaugh as President
Bumbaugh to focus on furthering ECMC Foundation's college access, retention and success mission
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of ECMC Foundation announced that Steve Bumbaugh has been selected to serve as the organization's president.
"We are thrilled Steve is joining us," said ECMC Foundation Chairman Robert A. Stein. "Steve's depth of experience and vision are critical in continuing our work to help people of all ages pursue their dream of higher education and succeed academically."
Steve brings more than 10 years of philanthropic experience and 20 years of experience in the education sector to his new role. Prior to joining ECMC Foundation, Steve was the executive director of the Specialty Family Foundation—a foundation that focuses primarily on efforts to improve schools that serve low-income students. Early in his career, he founded an educational program for middle and high school students living in one of the highest crime ZIP codes in the United States. Students in the program graduated from high school at three times the rate of their peers outside of the program, and enrolled in college at six times the rate. Steve has spent most of his career developing unique and successful programs aimed at helping the underserved populations succeed academically.
"I am passionate about the American educational system and committed to doing whatever I can to make it better," said Steve Bumbaugh. "I am honored to be joining a foundation that is putting significant resources toward helping students pursue their dream of attending college—and I am especially excited about ECMC Foundation's commitment to strong college outcomes."
About ECMC Foundation
ECMC Foundation helps people of all ages further their education goals with a concentration on low-income individuals as well as those who may be the first member of their family to attend college. Its innovative outreach programs focus on college access, retention and success. ECMC Foundation is funded by ECMC Group, a nonprofit higher education finance company.
For more information about ECMC Foundation and its programs, visit http://www.ecmcfoundation.org.
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