Update 7/27: Presidio Graduate School (PGS) and Pinchot University announcement
On July 27, 2016, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) and Pinchot University announced that the two graduate schools have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement. The two pioneer organizations have been the #1 and #2 sustainable MBA programs for over a decade and have a long history of sharing faculty and collaborative student and alumni/ae ventures. Both schools’ missions are focused on creating effective business leaders who establish and sustain frameworks that ensure profitability and progress aligned with the common good.
After 15 years of delivering transformational learning experiences, Pinchot University is embarking on a new chapter through its acquisition by Presidio Graduate School. Pinchot and Presidio pioneered the Sustainable MBA, and, in joining the Presidio network, we are now building a more powerful presence in the field of sustainable management.
We have reached a campaign total of more than $300,000 through your help and generous contributions from over 300 donors. Thank you! Because of this generous support, we were able to explore the possibilities that culminated in this unique acquisition.
Pinchot University has a legacy of leaders who design and evolve organizations that contribute to the common good. Our graduates will continue to use their creativity to implement solutions that fight local and global challenges such as inequality, water scarcity, and carbon pollution and expand their reach through a broader network of now more than 1500 alumni.
As we begin this new chapter, our work to sustain our growth must continue. We have established the Pinchot Annual Fund at Presidio Graduate School. For 2016, this fund will be available to all donors who wish to continue to support the important work of our Seattle-based programs.
Update 5/14: We Met our Matching Grant
You are amazing! With your help we have raised more than $280,000, more than enough to secure our $100,000 matching grant. Thank you all so much for your support. Onward!
Update 5/9: $100,000 Matching Grant!
Today we received a $100K challenge grant!!! Starting from 7pm Sunday, May 8, when we raise 100K, it will be MATCHED dollar for dollar. Share this great news on Facebook or Twitter! And if you haven't already, please donate today.
Help us Continue Making a Difference in the World
Pinchot University was the first school to offer an MBA in Sustainable Business. Through a sustainability lens and systems-thinking perspective, Pinchot students are trained to analyze and tackle our toughest challenges head on. Our graduates are leaders in sustainability, from social enterprise startups to the Fortune 100.
But at a time when the world needs Pinchot changemakers more than ever, our very survival is at stake.
As the New York Times reported recently, small universities are facing cash flow issues. At Pinchot, we may not be alone in this challenge, but we are unique. We are more than a business school, we are changing business for good.
It's time for us to dream big, and that means taking chances. Through a tax-deductible contribution to Pinchot today, you are committing support and joining a community of thought leaders dedicated to building a thriving world for all.
Your contribution allows us to gracefully fulfill our commitments to current students while building the foundation for future cohorts by exploring opportunities for future success.